PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: NFQ13-10
Taxon: Oxypolis rigidior (L.) Raf.
Family: Apiaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK35   
Date: 2012-05-24
Locality: United States, Michigan, Jackson, Nirdlinger Fen
42.3472  -84.1813
Elevation: 249 meters (817ft)
Habitat: Small fen dominated by Carex. Several shrub zones of Cornus and a large wooded zone of Tamarack, Cornus, and poplur. Autumn olive encroaching on edges and some within fen on northern side. Nirdlingers maintain surrounding prairie. Homeowner to north manacures land in the lawn fashion to the edge of his property. 75m west of tamarack line on southern portion of fen. Fen's eastern border 75-100m west of quadrat. Carex meadow with shrubs/trees about every 15m2. Shrub trees are Cornus and Salix. Ground is hummocky and wet, but no standing water. At least 3 species of Carex flowering.
Description: Population - 1-2 individuals per 1m2 for 30m2, not very prominent in surrounding area. Found in moist soil around Carex, ferns, and meadowsweet.
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Record Id: c1f6b91f-882a-48d7-a1fa-3109fd969050
Occurrence ID (GUID): c1f6b91f-882a-48d7-a1fa-3109fd969050
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