Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: WLL12-4
Occurrence ID (GUID): e7e9add5-a067-44af-8ce2-85a7461dca0d
Taxon: Schoenoplectus acutus (Bigelow) Á. Löve & D. Löve
Family: Cyperaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   HK17   
Date: 2013-06-21
Locality: United States, Michigan, Washtenaw, Waterloo Long Lake Fen
42.35395  -84.0648
Elevation: 289 meters (948ft)
Habitat: Large zone of Cyperaceae dominated inundated flat near Long Lake. Appears many people drive vehicles through it. On the edges and to the west is the sedge meadow, calcareous seep, or wooded prairie fen. The area on the west side is practially saturated with Sphagnum moss mounds and Toxicodendron vernix. Other prominent vegetation includes Larix laricina, Thelypteris palustris, Dasiphora fruticosa, Solidago patula, Carex, and Scheonoplectus. Also contained Drosera rotundifolia, pitcher plants, and Eriophorum. Some invasion by Frangula alnus. The southern portion of the fen is colonized by Typha angustifolia, T. x glauca, and Lythrum salicaria until the 2m wide channel. South of the channel has less dense L. salicaria and little T. angustifolia or T. x glauca. In northeast of Long Lake 40m, west of boardwalk 100m, 1m east of most recent tire ruts to lake, adjacent to 20m2 marl zone. Area dominated by Cyperaceae with Dasiphora fruticosa. Sarracenia purpurea common, some flowering. Ground mostly even with standing water in area.
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