Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: PLANT62
Occurrence ID (GUID): 9c371958-2cf9-4fea-bf8b-e170679eaed5
Taxon: Schoenoplectus pungens (Vahl) Palla
Family: Cyperaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   HK14   
Date: 2012-05-17
Locality: United States, Michigan, Lenawee, Ives Road Fen
41.9739  -83.9437
Elevation: 189 meters (620ft)
Habitat: 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. 200m south of Ives sign on southern trail, 10m west of trail, bramble of shrubs 3-4m to the north, area dominated by a round Cyperaceae 2m tall, with scattered Carex and a few wildflowers. Lots of last years Cyperaceae stalks in quadrat, ground wet/matty when walking (makes noise).
Description: Stem - triangular - sharp, short, leaves equal to 0.5 height of stem, ~15cm tall. Leaves - inner leaf (toward stem) is white with vertical striping and white spots, one leaf per stem. Flowers -NA. Fruit - NA. Population - A few individuals, hard to see am
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Record ID: 9c371958-2cf9-4fea-bf8b-e170679eaed5
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