Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: PLF6-13
Occurrence ID (GUID): aaad926f-ffeb-458c-9eb4-719b3d5780dc
Taxon: Cornus sericea L.
Family: Cornaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK453   
Date: 2013-06-27
Locality: United States, Michigan, Washtenaw, Park Lyndon Fen
42.38553  -84.06706
Elevation: 276 meters (905ft)
Habitat: Prairie fen complex on state and county land. Several small lakes and a man-made channel runs through it. The main complex is mostly sedge meadow and peat mounded seep. There is some encroachment by shrubs, trees, and a few invasives (Phragmites, Phalaris arundinacea, Rosa multiflora, Typha angustifolia, T. x glauca). There are also large colonies of Typha latifolia intermittant. Prairie fen dominated by Carex, Poaceae, and Asteraceae such as C. sterilis, C. bumbauxii, C. stricta, Solidago ohioensis, S. rugosa, S. uliginosa, S. altissima, Sorghastrum nutans, Schizachyrium scoparium, and Bromus ciliatus. Other prominent species include Dasiphora fruticosa, Toxicodendron vernix, Valeriana uliginosa, Apocynum cannabinum, and Thelypteris palustris. Some past management of woody cutting, invasive spraying, and burns. Evidense of recent burn in western patches. In western portion on main prairie fen complex, 15m east of lake. On a bouncy peat mat dominated by Betula pumila, Typha latifolia, Carex, Larix laricina, and Thelypteris palustris. Standing water in area.
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