PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: LGL39-3
Taxon: Valeriana edulis var. ciliata Torr. & A. Gray
Family: Valerianaceae
Collector: Clint Pogue   CP316   
Date: 2014-08-05
Locality: United States, Michigan, Hillsdale, Little Goose Creek Grasslands
42.06287  -84.31992
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. Sedge meadow in center of prairie fen; about 80m southwest of upland Juniper knob; very hummocky; sharp drops on edges of hummocks indicate fire management; common species in area include Dasiphora fruticosa, Cladium mariscoides, Solidago ohioensis, Carex retrorsa, and Schoenoplectus acutus; ground moist but not wet; little to no shrub encroachment.
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Access Rights: Contact Anna K Monfils (monfi1ak@cmich.edu)
Record Id: 5a643a9d-44cd-42f6-9a2e-b89f03b4e643
Occurrence ID (GUID): 5a643a9d-44cd-42f6-9a2e-b89f03b4e643
For additional information on this occurrence, please contact: Anna K Monfils (monfi1ak@cmich.edu)
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