Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: LFS32-12
Occurrence ID (GUID): fa8bc5e6-31c7-44fa-9099-c6c439942527
Taxon: Rumex orbiculatus A. Gray
Family: Polygonaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK675   
Date: 2013-08-13
Locality: United States, Michigan, Hillsdale, Liberty South Fen
42.0636  -84.45059
Elevation: 322 meters (1056ft)
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. Eastern most section of fen, 50m east of Little Braxee Lake, about north-south central. Carex, Lythrum salicaria, Typha latifolia, Rosa, Cornus, Salix, and Toxicodendron vernix dominant. Shrubs over 2m every 4m2, saplings fill the space in between. Ground more or less even with standing water often.
Description: Population - Common in area. None seen flowering or fruiting. Some with stems, 2-4 per 4m2.
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