PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: SMC17-6
Taxon: Symphyotrichum firmum (Nees) T & G
Family: Asteraceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK12   
Date: 2012-06-13
Locality: United States, Michigan, Livingston, Spring Mill Creek Fen
42.4912  -83.7195
Elevation: 236 meters (774ft)
Habitat: Prairie fen runs along Spring Mill Creek. Edges are wooded with oaks. Horribly overgrown with many large areas that were marked as fen, now dense shrub carr. 40 - 50m north of road, 150m from east edge of fen. Cannot see creek. Beautiful Carex/Asteraceae meadow with large shrubs of Toxicodendron vernix and Cornus every 20m2 and small shrubs of Spiraea alba and Cornus every 9m2. Ground hummocky and moist but not wet.
Description: Population - Aside from Eutrochium, most common asteraceae of area, usually growing between or on edges of Carex stricta hummocks, 30-80cm tall. No flowers.
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Record Id: 0e8fa521-1681-443c-9434-c8efb862f60f
Occurrence ID (GUID): 0e8fa521-1681-443c-9434-c8efb862f60f
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