PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: LAL14-9
Occurrence ID (GUID): 019013d1-8e23-4e8c-a161-612203a8fa90
Taxon: Symphyotrichum laeve (L.) G. L. Nesom
Family: Asteraceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK619   
Date: 2012-08-13
Locality: United States, Michigan, Livingston, Little Appleton Lake Fen
42.50697  -83.84065
Elevation: 236 meters (774ft)
Habitat: The fen is less than 30 acres surrounding the lake. There are shruby patches of Cornus, Toxicodendron vernix, birch, and aspen, and large patches of Typha and Phragmites. There are many streams 1m wide, one larger one on the north side of the stream. Evidence of maintenence with burn piles and woody cuttings. ***Moved 15m because original coordinates were in upland wooded pocket. In western side of lake, 15m east of small wooded upland patch dominated by Quercus. Phragmites stand 2m east of quadrat. Quadrat underneath pine tree with 2 long blue-green needles. Area dominated by Carex and Frangula alnus. Ground tussocky and includes ant mounds evidence of brush piles.
Description: Population - Found singlely underother foliage. No others seen in immediate area, no flowers. Associated with Doellingeria umbellatus, Dasiphora fruticosa, and Pycnanthemum virginianum.
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Record Id: 019013d1-8e23-4e8c-a161-612203a8fa90
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