Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: LPL47-2
Occurrence ID (GUID): 29627797-f052-4f22-b104-896b4ae5cbc2
Taxon: Schoenoplectus pungens (Vahl) Palla
Family: Cyperaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK110   
Date: 2013-08-19
Locality: United States, Michigan, Jackson, Little Portage Lake Fen
42.35111  -84.21587
Elevation: 276 meters (905ft)
Habitat: Lake side prairie fen. Mostly Cyperaceae, Cornus, and button bush dominated marl zone with some Asteraceae and Dasiphora fruticosa near the wooded borders. Invaded by Phragmites, Phalaris arundinacea, and Frangula alnus. In large southern section of fen, in east-central portion, 2m west of wooded upland border, 10m south of some 5m tall red cedar trees in fen. Area dominated by Dasiphora fruticosa, Andropogon gerardii, and Cladium mariscoides. Some asters (Verbensina alternifolia) common. Ground level and moist.
Description: Population - Not very common or dominant. On dry soil with Dasiphora fruticosa and Andropogon gerardii. 1-2 per 1m2 for 5m2.
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