Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
(PFBP:Observations)
Catalog #: PLF4-18
Occurrence ID (GUID): 30447149-3ca5-4045-8701-62ce22731566
Taxon: Cornus foemina Mill.
Family: Cornaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK659   
Date: 2013-06-24
Locality: United States, Michigan, Washtenaw, Park Lyndon Fen
42.38686  -84.06627
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. In northern section of main prairie fen complex, 55m west of highest fen mound, 75m east of lake and western border. Quadrat in very shrubby area surrounded by sedge meadow. Dominant species include Toxicodendron vernix, Cornus, Betula pumila, Larix laricina, Thalictrum dasycarpum, and Asteraceae. Ground with small hummocks and moist.
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Record ID: 30447149-3ca5-4045-8701-62ce22731566
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Anna K Monfils (monfi1ak@cmich.edu)
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