Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: WLL20-4
Occurrence ID (GUID): e5f31545-43c1-471d-bdd4-356aee65ee7c
Taxon: Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani (C. C. Gmel.) Palla
Family: Cyperaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK616   
Date: 2013-08-23
Locality: United States, Michigan, Washtenaw, Waterloo Long Lake Fen
42.35517  -84.06717
Elevation: 294 meters (964ft)
Habitat: Large zone of Cyperaceae dominated inundated flat near Long Lake. Appears many people drive vehicles through it. On the edges and to the west is the sedge meadow, calcareous seep, or wooded prairie fen. The area on the west side is practially saturated with Sphagnum moss mounds and Toxicodendron vernix. Other prominent vegetation includes Larix laricina, Thelypteris palustris, Dasiphora fruticosa, Solidago patula, Carex, and Scheonoplectus. Also contained Drosera rotundifolia, pitcher plants, and Eriophorum. Some invasion by Frangula alnus. The southern portion of the fen is colonized by Typha angustifolia, T. x glauca, and Lythrum salicaria until the 2m wide channel. South of the channel has less dense L. salicaria and little T. angustifolia or T. x glauca. In north-central portion of prairie fen, 30m south of wooded upland, 50m southeast of dead ash trees, a few meters west of two 10-12m tall Larix laricina. On northern edge of prairie fen-sedge meadow where it transitions into shrubby Toxicodendron vernix, red cedar, L. laricina, and Acer rubrum. Area dominated by Carex, Dasiphora fruticosa, Poaceae, Asteraceae, and T. vernix. To the northeast, T. vernix density is greater than 1 per 1m2. Ground with small, mossy hummocks.
Description: Population - Common, but not dominating. 3-5 individuals per 1m2 for 10m2. Seen with Schoenoplectus, Dasiphora fruticosa, and Poaceae.
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