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Central Michigan University
Catalog #: CMC00019704
Occurrence ID (GUID): a5ec97a9-ce80-4b19-ae9a-12fcfdbc5d02
Taxon: Valeriana edulis var. ciliata Torr. & A. Gray
Family: Valerianaceae
Collector: Clint Pogue   CP316   
Date: 2014-06-09
Locality: United States, Michigan, Hillsdale, Little Goose Creek Grasslands
42.06297  -84.31941
Elevation: 304 meters (997ft)
Habitat: Mostly open prairie fen with strong prairie component. Bisected by Little Goose Creek. Some large swaths of Frangula alnus being treated by Michigan Nature Association. Weedy areas develop further downstream where fen narrows. Highly variable in regards to health of fen with some patches appearing pristine and other complet Phragmites australis stands. Private property is being heavily encroached by shrubs and turning the high quality fen into a patchwork of degraded/healthy fen. Alternate point due to non-prairie fen. About 25m west of Juniperus line; sedge meadow zone; ground dry for prairie fen, but Dasiphora fruticosa and Solidago ohioensis present; area has been burned (hummocks destroyed).
Description: Flowers -female flowers highly reduced with mostly feathery stigmas; male flowers with petal and 3 stamens.Well-represented in area; about 2-3 per sq. m for 100 sq. m; many in flower (male and female plants); some plants just basal leaves though.
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Record Id: a5ec97a9-ce80-4b19-ae9a-12fcfdbc5d02
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Anna Monfils, Director (monfi1ak@cmich.edu)
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