PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: PLF12-4
Occurrence ID (GUID): f582258d-27ba-4fa9-8db7-55563dfac0ae
Taxon: Galium boreale L.
Family: Rubiaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK299   
Date: 01 July 2013
Locality: United States, Michigan, Washtenaw, Park Lyndon Fen
42.38469  -84.06587
Elevation: 277 meters (909ft)
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. Area in central area of main prairie fen complex, 100m east of Typha x glauca colony, 400m west of state-county line on trail, 15m southeast of aspen patch. Sedge meadow dominated by Carex, Asteraceae, Dasiphora fruticosa, and Valeriana uliginosa with interspersed Poaceae. Medium shrub density, 1 shrub over 2m every 9m2, less dense to the west, more to the east and north. Shrubs are mostly Cornus and Toxicodendron vernix. Ground hummocky and moist.
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Record Id: f582258d-27ba-4fa9-8db7-55563dfac0ae
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Anna K Monfils (monfi1ak@cmich.edu)
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