Symphyotrichum firmum (Nees) T & G
Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski RHHK645
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 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.
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