Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
(PFBP:Observations)
Catalog #: LFR3-17
Occurrence ID (GUID): a791e68a-f7a1-4935-b0a7-a988c844575e
Taxon: Rudbeckia fulgida Aiton
Family: Asteraceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK751   
Date: 2013-05-24
Locality: United States, Michigan, Branch, Little Fawn River Fen
41.76036  -84.94057
Elevation: 309 meters (1014ft)
Habitat: Prairie fen surrounded by small wood pockets and agricultural fields. Several vegetaion zones: sedge meadow, wooded, marl. Most previlent species include Cyperaceae, Dasiphora fruticosa, Cornus, Symplocarpus foetidus, and Typha. Some Phalaris arundinacea near woods on north section of fen. Many small creeks zig-zag fen (less than 1m wide). Woody cover includes Larix laricina, Betula pumila, other birches, and Toxicodendron vernix. Within 75m of western border of fen, approximately center north-south, only 10m west of aspen grove in center of fen. Area dominated by Dasiphora fruticosa, Thelypteris palustris, and Cyperaceae. Many aspen seedlings (1 seedlings per 2-4m2) and some browsed Cornus. Ground tussocky and moist but not wet.
Description: Populations - does not appear to be common, hidden amongst sedges on side of peat hummocks, 0-1 per 1m^2 for 10m^2, found on moist to slightly dry soil.
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Access Rights: Contact Anna K Monfils (monfi1ak@cmich.edu)
Record ID: a791e68a-f7a1-4935-b0a7-a988c844575e
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Anna K Monfils (monfi1ak@cmich.edu)
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