Epilobium strictum Spreng.
Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski RHHK872
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 southwestern portion of main fen complex, 10m west of dense Typha x glauca and T. angustifolia colony, 70m east of western border, 300m north of southern. Carex and Asteraceae dominated meadow with Valeriana uliginosa, Thelypteris palustris, and Caltha palustris. Shrubs and saplings common every 4-9m2 (Cornus, Toxicodendron vernix, Larix laricina). Ground very hummocky and puddles in footprints.
Population - does not appear to be very common, 1-2 per 1m2 for 5m2, on moist soil with Carex, asters, and Eutrochium maculatum.
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