PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: PLF42-12
Occurrence ID (GUID): a1162c37-491c-4a3f-84da-ea8690fc1854
Taxon: Dasiphora fruticosa L.
Family: Rosaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK301   
Date: 2013-09-03
Locality: United States, Michigan, Washtenaw, Park Lyndon Fen
42.38437  -84.06437
Elevation: 279 meters (915ft)
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 central-eastern portion of main prairie fen, 30m west of channel, 15m north of snag with branches and missing top, 3m east of Larix laricina snag with Toxicodendron vernix at the base and grape vine growing up it. Carex, Asteraceae, and Poaceae area with Pycnanthemum virginianum. Ground hummocky and moist.
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