Symphyotrichum firmum (Nees) T & G
Clint Pogue CP163
United States, Michigan, Hillsdale, Little Goose Creek Grasslands
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. On edge of shrub-carr with significant shrub encroachment, Cornus sericea, Frangula alnus are the dominant shrubs; Pycnanthemum virginicum, Solidago rugosa, Dasiphora fruticosa present; ground moist, but not wet; significantly more inorganic matter.
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