Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: LFS31-4
Occurrence ID (GUID): f9a1130a-e289-4a44-99a6-8a8fec587923
Taxon: Rudbeckia fulgida Aiton
Family: Asteraceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK755   
Date: 2013-08-13
Locality: United States, Michigan, Hillsdale, Liberty South Fen
42.06333  -84.45394
Elevation: 323 meters (1059ft)
Habitat: Lakeside prairie fen around Braxee Lake and smaller Little Braxee Lake to the east. Sedge and Dasiphora fruticosa dominant with Salix, Cornus, and Toxicodendron vernix shrubs. Dense stands of Typha with moderately deep water separate fen on north side of Braxee Lake. Heron rookeries (old bog and current rookery) border the north side of fen. Invaded with Typha angustifolia, Phalaris arundinacea, Phragmites australis, and Lythrum salicaria. On southwestern shore of Little Braxee Lake, 30m southwest of shore, 20m northeast of shrubby upland. Conversion zone from inundated flat to sedge meadow, Cyperaceae dominated with some Asteraceae, Poaceae, and Dasiphora fruticosa. Water pools in steps, some standing water.
Description: Population - Only basal leaves in quadrat. Flowering individuals 2m east of quadrat. Clumped. Very common.
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Record ID: f9a1130a-e289-4a44-99a6-8a8fec587923
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