Symphyotrichum novae-angliae L
Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski RHHK497
United States, Michigan, Washtenaw, Park Lyndon Fen
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. In southeastern portion of main prairie fen complex, 20m west of eastern border, 50m north of where the trail enters the fen. Area dominated by Carex, Asteraceae, Cornus, and Toxicodendron vernix. Lots of Thalictrum dasycarpum blooming. Under red cedar tree. Ground hummocky and moist.
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