PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: PLF10-14
Taxon: Symphyotrichum firmum (Nees) T & G
Family: Asteraceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK474   
Date: 2013-06-27
Locality: United States, Michigan, Washtenaw, Park Lyndon Fen
42.38507  -84.06819
Elevation: 277 meters (909ft)
Habitat: Prairie fen complex on state and county land. Several small lakes and a man-made channel runs through it. The main complex is mostly sedge meadow and peat mounded seep. There is some encroachment by shrubs, trees, and a few invasives (Phragmites, Phalaris arundinacea, Rosa multiflora, Typha angustifolia, T. x glauca). There are also large colonies of Typha latifolia intermittant. Prairie fen dominated by Carex, Poaceae, and Asteraceae such as C. sterilis, C. bumbauxii, C. stricta, Solidago ohioensis, S. rugosa, S. uliginosa, S. altissima, Sorghastrum nutans, Schizachyrium scoparium, and Bromus ciliatus. Other prominent species include Dasiphora fruticosa, Toxicodendron vernix, Valeriana uliginosa, Apocynum cannabinum, and Thelypteris palustris. Some past management of woody cutting, invasive spraying, and burns. Evidense of recent burn in western patches. On the west side of the main prairie fen complex, 30m east from western border near break in tree line to prairie hill, 70m west of dense Typha x glauca and T. angustifolia colony. Area dominated by Carex, Asteraceae, Typha latifolia, and Cornus. Heavy shrub encroachment of Cornus and some Toxicodendron vernix and Ulmus. Ground hummocky and standing water in quadrat.
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Record Id: 6159241d-192c-41f6-a489-1113c46213be
Occurrence ID (GUID): 6159241d-192c-41f6-a489-1113c46213be
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