Phragmites australis subsp. americanus Saltonstall, P.M. Peterson & Soreng
D. Bernard s. n.
Verbatim Date: Sept. 9 2007
Canada, Ontario, Haldimand-Norfolk Regional Municipality, NORFOLK CO.: Long Point, Gravelly Bay, a little E of the Canadian Wildlife service cabins.
Shallow water along shore of Lake Erie.
A loose patch, stems purple-red basally, shiny.
This patch (and one at the mouth of Anderson’s Pond) has been here for many years. Doug Brown, former Long Point lighthouse keeper and CWS Long Point NWA manager, recalls the Phragmites patches present in early 1960's. Len Curran, Bluff marsh hunt club guide, confirms that the patch in the mouth of Anderson pond has been there since he started guiding at the club 50 years ago. He is also confident that the patch in front of the CWS cabins was also present at this time. Dr. Kristin Saltonstall; Adjunct Research Scientist; Horn Point Laboratory; University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science conducted DNA work on the Gravelly Phragmites patches, and Dr. Joanna Freeland notes (2007) “One of my grad students, Nicole Vachon, has done the preliminary genetic test which confirms that the patch by the CWS house in Gravelly Bay is native".
Record Id: 68e9bdef-23ee-446c-8e28-782aad265c4e
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