PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: IRQ35-12
Taxon: Symphyotrichum firmum (Nees) T & G
Family: Asteraceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK12   
Date: 2012-07-23
Locality: United States, Michigan, Lenawee, Ives Road Fen
41.9759  -83.9433
Elevation: 192 meters (630ft)
Habitat: Long and narrow, mostly emergent fen located west of the Raisin River. There are a few stand alone deciduous trees and shrubs and a few pockets of shrub-carr and decidous trees (birch, maple, sumac). Many streams present. Fen is well traveled with worn trails and several marked fence posts. Brush piles, old burn spots, and stumps mark an actively maintained fen. In short (<1m tall) Cyperaceae and Poaceae dominated area, 100m from western edge, 400m north-northeast of Ives sign. Ground rather dry. No hummocks/tussocks; shrubs or trees every 50m2 or more (Salix, Rosaceae). Signs of spraying. Eleocharis mat.
Description: Population - One in quadrat, leaves clustered near top. May have been sprayed with herbicide. Others in area 50-90cm tall, branching near top, but no buds.
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Record Id: 2786af6b-b220-4154-9d09-8cd6780d38d8
Occurrence ID (GUID): 2786af6b-b220-4154-9d09-8cd6780d38d8
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