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Taxon:Cornus sericea L. Family: Cornaceae
Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski
United States, Michigan, Hillsdale, Liberty South Fen
322 meters (1056ft)
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. In section of prairie fen southwest of Lake Braxee, 30m south of shrubby neck of lake, 30m west of lake, 2m east of shrubby border. Area dominated by Cyperaceae and Dasiphora fruticosa with occasional clumps of Sorghastrum nutans. Aside from shrubby border, no shrubs over 2m for 40m2. Ground puddling and wet. Some standing water.
Population - Common, small saplings in quadrat. Large individuals 3m west of quadrat. No fruits or flowers.