Central Michigan University
(CMC)
Catalog #: CMC00019643
Occurrence ID (GUID): b79353a8-98a9-484a-b05e-62d1a4eb0f65
Taxon: Cornus sericea L.
Family: Cornaceae
Collector: Clint Pogue   CP252   
Date: 2014-05-28
Locality: United States, Michigan, Jackson, Grand River Fen
42.0826  -84.46379
Elevation: 317 meters (1040ft)
Habitat: Prairie fen with sedge meadow zone common throughout, wooded fen with many tamaracks (Larix laricina); lots of Frangula alnus. Very long, narrow fen. Split by the headwaters of the Grand River. East side owned by The Nature Conservancy, west side mostly privately owned. Grand River is too deep/silty to cross without use of footbridges. Many zones in fen. Periodic shurbby zones; invasives; Phalaris arundinacea common. Shrub zone with Cornus spp., Toxicodendron vernix, Betula pumila. Many birds in area. Herbaceous layer dominated by Caltha palustris, Symplocarpus. Ground inundated with moss hummocks rising above the water level.
Description: Flowers -NA.Common in area; about 2 plants per sq. m for 6 sq. m; none in flower; not much browsing pressure; red to green/olive stems common; range from 0.5 to 1.25m in height.
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Record ID: b79353a8-98a9-484a-b05e-62d1a4eb0f65
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Anna Monfils, Director (monfi1ak@cmich.edu)
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