PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: LGL53-10
Taxon: Valeriana edulis var. ciliata Torr. & A. Gray
Family: Valerianaceae
Collector: Clint Pogue   CP316   
Date: 2014-08-06
Locality: United States, Michigan, Hillsdale, Little Goose Creek Grasslands
42.06077  -84.32075
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. Shrub encroached area in southern portion of prairie fen; shrubs include Frangula alnus, Betula pumila, and Cornus sericea. Fingers of healthier prairie fen run through shrub encroachment; healthy areas include Dasiphora fruticosa, Pycnanthemum virginicum, Solidago ohioensis, Valeriana eburnea, and Andropogon gerardii. Ground moist but not wet; quadrat located on game trail.
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Record Id: 17abcfff-f8c6-4921-b4b8-ed7164a6e529
Occurrence ID (GUID): 17abcfff-f8c6-4921-b4b8-ed7164a6e529
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