Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: PLF52-14
Occurrence ID (GUID): ad50661d-813e-4998-8efa-095cdc035d8d
Taxon: Cornus sericea L.
Family: Cornaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK633   
Date: 2013-08-28
Locality: United States, Michigan, Washtenaw, Park Lyndon Fen
42.38045  -84.06375
Elevation: 283 meters (928ft)
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 southeast leg of main section of prairie fen, 20m north of wooded upland, 50m north of N Territorial Road, 40m west of wooded upland near parking lot, 6m tall Ulmus tree is 6m to the northwest. Carex and Asteraceae meadow with 2m tall shrubs of Cornus and Toxicodendron vernix every 9m2. Cornus less than 2m every 2m2. Area invaded with Typha x glauca with misshapen fruiting stalks. Ground hummocky and wet.
Description: Population - Common, shrubs less than 1m every 1m2. Shrubs over 2m every 25m2. Some with berries nearby. Some Cornus foemina also present.
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