Central Michigan University
Catalog #: CMC00019449
Taxon: Carex aquatilis Wahlenb.
Family: Cyperaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK119   
Date: 2012-05-29
Locality: United States, Michigan, Jackson, Fay Lake Fen
42.1247  -84.1668
Elevation: 250 meters (820ft)
Habitat: Fen curves around east and south portions of the lake. Many "No Trespassing" signs posted. Mostly herbaceous Cyperaceae with shrubs on borders. Actively maintained by The Nature Conservancy. Fay Lake Road borders on east and south side fo fen. 75m from road through a woody/shrubby wet area. About 50m from open water. Definite transition zone from lake to fen. Dominated by Carex and Cyperaceae. Hummocky in open water. 50% of immediate area is mud flat.
Description: Spikes 3-7 .Perigynia teeth absent and tapered at base. Each spike 2-5cm long and 3-5mm wide.Population - Cespitose, growing on peat hummocks, 5-7 individuals per 1m2 area. Found near other Carex species near open water on wet, wet soil.
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Record Id: e094ab62-f425-4e26-a427-58ffefd07406
Occurrence ID (GUID): e094ab62-f425-4e26-a427-58ffefd07406
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