PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: BUS6-7
Occurrence ID (GUID): f1054202-1ad8-4f41-86a1-7317d45ee3ad
Taxon: Andropogon gerardii Vitman
Family: Poaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK803   
Date: 2013-06-05
Locality: United States, Michigan, Washtenaw, Buss Road Fen
42.14899  -84.12747
Elevation: 283 meters (928ft)
Habitat: Prairie fen mostly round in shape with large Typha pond/stream in center. Surrounded by wooded upland. Encroachment by shrubs (Cornus, Spiraea alba, Toxicodendron vernix), especially from the north. There are large patches of Typha, Lythrum salicaria, and Phalaris arundinacaea in the northeast. The northwest has amazingly low number of invasives seen. No signs of management but many tracks of trucks or ATVs. Also, many invasives (Phalaris arundinacea and Lythrum salicaria) along creek. Some Frangula alnus in the southwest. In southeastern section of fen, 400m north of southern border, 500m east of western border, 10m south of thick Cornus and Toxicodendron vernix area. Area dominated by Cyperaceae and Dasiphora fruticosa with some Cornus and Toxicodendron vernix encroachment from the north. Ground with small hummocks, wet to moist soil.
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