PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: LGL10-5
Taxon: Liatris spicata (L.) Willd.
Family: Asteraceae
Collector: Clint Pogue   CP222   
Date: 2014-06-09
Locality: United States, Michigan, Hillsdale, Little Goose Creek Grasslands
42.06224  -84.31762
Elevation: 303 meters (994ft)
Habitat: Mostly open prairie fen with strong prairie component. Bisected by Little Goose Creek. Some large swaths of Frangula alnus being treated by Michigan Nature Association. Weedy areas develop further downstream where fen narrows. Highly variable in regards to health of fen with some patches appearing pristine and other complet Phragmites australis stands. Private property is being heavily encroached by shrubs and turning the high quality fen into a patchwork of degraded/healthy fen. Sedge meadow with Dasiphora fruticosa, Carex leptalea, Valeriana uliginosa, and the sensitive Valeriana eburnea. Frangula alnus beginning to invade; area not burned; possibly due to Poweshiek? Scattered Larix laricina. About 20m north of shrub line.
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Access Rights: Contact Anna K Monfils (monfi1ak@cmich.edu)
Record Id: 3ef43bab-a835-4ec7-bba3-f88c5998ac84
Occurrence ID (GUID): 3ef43bab-a835-4ec7-bba3-f88c5998ac84
For additional information on this occurrence, please contact: Anna K Monfils (monfi1ak@cmich.edu)
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