PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: CFQ34-9
Taxon: Symphyotrichum firmum (Nees) T & G
Family: Asteraceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK645   
Date: 2012-08-22
Locality: United States, Michigan, Livingston, Chilson Fen
42.53013  -83.86592
Elevation: 250 meters (820ft)
Habitat: A railroad (currently used andmaintained), runs almost the entire length. Within 20m on either side of the tracks is almost all herbaceous (weedy but diverse). Further from tracks there are many tamarack trees and shrubs including some autumn olive. 150m west of railroad, 200m south of boardwalk. East to west transitioned from dense Typha stand to more shrubby tamarack, Toxicodendron vernix, Cornus area with Carex and Leersia oryzoides understory. Canopy only 5-15% shrub. Ground +/- even, moist soil.
Description: Population - Branching, not budding. 1-2 per 1m2.
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Record Id: 6960bcf3-753b-4caf-9292-2ae57aa2acb1
Occurrence ID (GUID): 6960bcf3-753b-4caf-9292-2ae57aa2acb1
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