PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: BRD4-19
Taxon: Caltha palustris L.
Family: Ranunculaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK18   
Date: 2013-07-02
Locality: United States, Michigan, Oakland, Brandt Road Fen
42.85247  -83.46844
Elevation: 289 meters (948ft)
Habitat: State-owned prairie fen (public hunting) with mostly sedge meadow zones and interspersed small marl zones. Several manmade channels and small creeks run through it. Prevelant vegetation includes Carex sterilis, Dasiphora fruticosa, Larix laricina, Pycnanthemum virginianum, Doellingeria umbellata, Eutrochium maculatum, Scheonoplectus tabernaimontanii, Rhamnus alnifolia, and Cornus. Heavy invasion of Frangula alnus. Some Toxicodendron vernix but is not dense in most areas. Evidence of recent burn with burnt logs, snags, small brush, and little dead ground vegetation in some areas. Also evidence of humans and possible ATV traffic. In central-eastern portion of prairie fen, 15m east of elm grove with understory of Frangula alnus, 80m west of wooded eastern border. Found in wet meadow dominated by Poaceae, Dasiphora fruticosa, and Carex. Ground with wide hummocks, moist soil.
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Record Id: 53ff8db7-8957-4d37-a1f9-9f1cfc462281
Occurrence ID (GUID): 53ff8db7-8957-4d37-a1f9-9f1cfc462281
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