Symphyotrichum firmum (Nees) T & G
Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski RHHK474
United States, Michigan, Lenawee, Ives Road Fen
Long and narrow, mostly emergent fen located west of the Raisin River. There are a few stand alone deciduous trees and shrubs and a few pockets of shrub-carr and decidous trees (birch, maple, sumac). Many streams present. Fen is well traveled with worn trails and several marked fence posts. Brush piles, old burn spots, and stumps mark an actively maintained fen. In southern portion of fen, 300m south of sign, 200m east of road, can see road from quadrat. Area dominated by asters, Caltha palustris, and Dasiphora fruticosa. Old deadheads and stalks of Schoenoplectus and purple loosestrife. Shrubs of Salix and Betula pumila but not dense (one grouping per 5-10m2). Ground relatively even and wet but not puddling. Smells minty when walking.
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