PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: BRD1-4
Occurrence ID (GUID): 8d8f742d-b742-4580-83dc-00cf7c9a92e5
Taxon: Toxicodendron vernix (L.) Kuntze
Family: Anacardiaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   TOXVER   
Date: 2013-07-02
Locality: United States, Michigan, Oakland, Brandt Road Fen
42.85362  -83.468
Elevation: 289 meters (948ft)
Habitat: State-owned prairie fen (public hunting) with mostly sedge meadow zones and interspersed small marl zones. Several manmade channels and small creeks run through it. Prevelant vegetation includes Carex sterilis, Dasiphora fruticosa, Larix laricina, Pycnanthemum virginianum, Doellingeria umbellata, Eutrochium maculatum, Scheonoplectus tabernaimontanii, Rhamnus alnifolia, and Cornus. Heavy invasion of Frangula alnus. Some Toxicodendron vernix but is not dense in most areas. Evidence of recent burn with burnt logs, snags, small brush, and little dead ground vegetation in some areas. Also evidence of humans and possible ATV traffic. In northern portion of prairie fen, 35m south of northern border, 10m west of tamarack and shrub overgrown area, small east-west stream 2m to the north. Next to patch of Larix laricina about 10-20m with understory of Frangula alnus, Toxicodendron vernix, Asteraceae, Carex, and Rubus. Area with broad hummocks and little dead vegetation on ground. Signs of recent burn on trees and shrubs.
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