PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: LGL22-19
Taxon: Symphyotrichum firmum (Nees) T & G
Family: Asteraceae
Collector: Clint Pogue   CP163   
Date: 2014-06-05
Locality: United States, Michigan, Hillsdale, Little Goose Creek Grasslands
42.06037  -84.32045
Elevation: 304 meters (997ft)
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. 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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Record Id: 1463683d-5791-4971-bfab-1caa8eb90575
Occurrence ID (GUID): 1463683d-5791-4971-bfab-1caa8eb90575
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