PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: PLF25-8
Taxon: Symphyotrichum lanceolatum (Willd.) G. L. Nesom
Family: Asteraceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK855   
Date: 2013-06-26
Locality: United States, Michigan, Washtenaw, Park Lyndon Fen
42.38628  -84.07065
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. In larger of western prairie fen patch, northern section, 40m west of oak savannah border, 60m south of northern border. Area dominated by Carex stricta, Typha, Thelypteris palustris, and Eutrochium maculatum. Shrubs or trees every 25-36m2, saplings under 1m every 9-25m2, species include Toxicodendron vernix, Salix, and Ulmus. Ground hummocky with standing water.
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Record Id: 5a1b51f1-d0e7-412f-8b46-1d6b796cf8be
Occurrence ID (GUID): 5a1b51f1-d0e7-412f-8b46-1d6b796cf8be
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