PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: PLF58-17
Occurrence ID (GUID): 06530c50-71d5-441e-bf80-6d6ce8323eb2
Taxon: Galium boreale L.
Family: Rubiaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK965   
Date: 30 August 2013
Locality: United States, Michigan, Washtenaw, Park Lyndon Fen
42.384  -84.07094
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 center prairie fen patch, 9m north of southern border of autumn olive, between 3m tall Toxicodendron vernix and 3m tall Salix. Area dominated by Carex and Asteraceae with some Typha, Salix, and Pycnanthemum virginianum. A field of Helianthus to the southwest. Ground hummocky and wet to moist. Signs of recent burn.
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Access Rights: Contact Anna K Monfils (monfi1ak@cmich.edu)
Record Id: 06530c50-71d5-441e-bf80-6d6ce8323eb2
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Anna K Monfils (monfi1ak@cmich.edu)
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