PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: LFR16-4
Taxon: Symphyotrichum firmum (Nees) T & G
Family: Asteraceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK474   
Date: 2013-08-06
Locality: United States, Michigan, Branch, Little Fawn River Fen
41.76173  -84.94052
Elevation: 309 meters (1014ft)
Habitat: Prairie fen surrounded by small wood pockets and agricultural fields. Several vegetaion zones: sedge meadow, wooded, marl. Most previlent species include Cyperaceae, Dasiphora fruticosa, Cornus, Symplocarpus foetidus, and Typha. Some Phalaris arundinacea near woods on north section of fen. Many small creeks zig-zag fen (less than 1m wide). Woody cover includes Larix laricina, Betula pumila, other birches, and Toxicodendron vernix. In eastern portion of prairie fen, 100m west of the corn field, 200m south of northern border, 10m north of Schoenoplectus area. Sedge and Asteraceae meadow encroached by shrubs of Cornus and Toxicodendron vernix. Dominant herbaceous vegetation includes Carex stricta, Andropogon gerardii, Dasiphora fruticosa, and Symphyotrichum firmum. Ground hummock and moist to wet.
Description: Population - Very common, 5-10 per 1m2 for 5m2. Seen with Cornus foemina, Carex, and Dasiphora fruticosa.
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Record Id: 2b706f9b-7f77-4340-a446-c7f93590425f
Occurrence ID (GUID): 2b706f9b-7f77-4340-a446-c7f93590425f
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