PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: LPL47-7
Taxon: Verbesina alternifolia (L.) Britton
Family: Asteraceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK527   
Date: 2013-08-19
Locality: United States, Michigan, Jackson, Little Portage Lake Fen
42.35111  -84.21587
Elevation: 276 meters (905ft)
Habitat: Lake side prairie fen. Mostly Cyperaceae, Cornus, and button bush dominated marl zone with some Asteraceae and Dasiphora fruticosa near the wooded borders. Invaded by Phragmites, Phalaris arundinacea, and Frangula alnus. In large southern section of fen, in east-central portion, 2m west of wooded upland border, 10m south of some 5m tall red cedar trees in fen. Area dominated by Dasiphora fruticosa, Andropogon gerardii, and Cladium mariscoides. Some asters (Verbensina alternifolia) common. Ground level and moist.
Description: Population - Beginning to bud. Somewhat common, 1-2 per 1m2 for 10m2. On moist/dry soil with Dasiphora fruticosa and Andropogon gerardii.
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Record Id: ab027d4a-6925-4aaf-808e-ebeade6e7182
Occurrence ID (GUID): ab027d4a-6925-4aaf-808e-ebeade6e7182
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