Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: PLF18-7
Occurrence ID (GUID): 74633571-b275-4170-935c-b10016552f53
Taxon: Phalaris arundinacea L.
Family: Poaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK130   
Date: 2013-06-25
Locality: United States, Michigan, Washtenaw, Park Lyndon Fen
42.38241  -84.06525
Elevation: 279 meters (915ft)
Habitat: Prairie fen complex on state and county land. Several small lakes and a man-made channel runs through it. The main complex is mostly sedge meadow and peat mounded seep. There is some encroachment by shrubs, trees, and a few invasives (Phragmites, Phalaris arundinacea, Rosa multiflora, Typha angustifolia, T. x glauca). There are also large colonies of Typha latifolia intermittant. Prairie fen dominated by Carex, Poaceae, and Asteraceae such as C. sterilis, C. bumbauxii, C. stricta, Solidago ohioensis, S. rugosa, S. uliginosa, S. altissima, Sorghastrum nutans, Schizachyrium scoparium, and Bromus ciliatus. Other prominent species include Dasiphora fruticosa, Toxicodendron vernix, Valeriana uliginosa, Apocynum cannabinum, and Thelypteris palustris. Some past management of woody cutting, invasive spraying, and burns. Evidense of recent burn in western patches. In south-central of main prairie fen complex, 150m west of eastern border, 300m north of southern, 20m east of man-made channel (<1m across). Area dominated by Carex and Asteraceae and encroached heavily by shrubs - Toxicodendron vernix, Cornus, and Rhamnus alnifolia. Ground hummocky and wet.
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