PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: RLF3-14
Taxon: Liatris spicata (L.) Willd.
Family: Asteraceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK515   
Date: 2013-06-17
Locality: United States, Michigan, Washtenaw, Riker Lake Fen
42.3715  -84.00024
Elevation: 286 meters (938ft)
Habitat: Very shrubby lakeside fen. Mostly sedge meadow and wooded fen. Dominant vegetation includes Carex stricta, C. hystericina, Rosa, Frangula alnus, Larix laricina, Toxicodendron vernix, and Symphylotrichum firmum. Invaded by Phalaris arundinacea, Frangula alnus, and Rosa multiflora. Some boggy areas in the northeast. Drosera rotundifolia were found on Sphagnum hummocks in wooded fen. In southern section, ATV or truck activity, in open sedge meadow. Possible hunting site. In north-central portion of fen, 25m south of northern border, 20m east of boardwalk. Sedge meadow with Larix laricina saplings growing up strong. Dominant species are Carex sterilis, Thelypteris palustris and Solidago with Cornus, Toxicodendron vernix, and L. laricina saplings. Ground hummocky and moist.
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Record Id: fc6604dd-70dc-4f23-82f4-ec3b1e2a5b74
Occurrence ID (GUID): fc6604dd-70dc-4f23-82f4-ec3b1e2a5b74
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