Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: FLQ30-3
Occurrence ID (GUID): 9b369f8a-e56d-4330-958d-456ae09cb215
Taxon: Schoenoplectus acutus (Bigelow) Á. Löve & D. Löve
Family: Cyperaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   HK17   
Date: 2012-08-01
Locality: United States, Michigan, Jackson, Fay Lake Fen
42.12304  -84.16943
Elevation: 252 meters (827ft)
Habitat: Fen curves around east and south portions of the lake. Many "No Trespassing" signs posted. Mostly herbaceous Cyperaceae with shrubs on borders. Actively maintained by The Nature Conservancy. Fay Lake Road borders on east and south side fo fen. 60m south of lake, 50m north of access road and directly across from log cabin house. Cyperaceae and Dasiphora fruticosa dominant with Toxicodendron vernix and Cornus shrubs (1 every 4m2, more dense toward access road). Ground uneven with short mounds and very moist. Pitcher plant and bog Lobelia nearby.
Description: Population - Clumped, common near water specifically, 1-10 per 1m2 area for 50m2.
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