Occurrence ID (GUID):
Phalaris arundinacea L.
Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski RHHK768
United States, Michigan, Washtenaw, Park Lyndon Fen
279 meters (915ft)
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. On western portion of main fen complex, 50m east of western border, 375m north of southern border. Area Carex and Asteraceae dominant with shrub encroachment of Cornus, Rhamnus alnifolia, and Toxicodendron vernix. Ground hummock and wet but no puddling.
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