PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: PLF33-9
Taxon: Symphyotrichum firmum (Nees) T & G
Family: Asteraceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK645   
Date: 2013-09-04
Locality: United States, Michigan, Washtenaw, Park Lyndon Fen
42.38678  -84.06649
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 northwestern portion of main section of prairie fen, 20m east of Typha stand, 50m southwest of Larix laricina and Sphagnum mounds. Carex and Asteraceae dominated area, heavily encroached by Betula pumila, Cornus, and Toxicodendron vernix. Less shrubby 5m to west. Ground hummocky and moist.
Specimen Images
Access Rights: Contact Anna K Monfils (monfi1ak@cmich.edu)
Record Id: 5a54b431-9971-48ca-9892-036ac0ee9f29
Occurrence ID (GUID): 5a54b431-9971-48ca-9892-036ac0ee9f29
For additional information on this occurrence, please contact: Anna K Monfils (monfi1ak@cmich.edu)
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