Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: IRQ16-8
Occurrence ID (GUID): a3e9ea5e-6da5-419a-ad44-fd8362d386f3
Taxon: Lythrum salicaria L.
Family: Lythraceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   HK18   
Date: 2012-05-17
Locality: United States, Michigan, Lenawee, Ives Road Fen
41.9729  -83.9452
Elevation: 192 meters (630ft)
Habitat: Long and narrow, mostly emergent fen located west of the Raisin River. There are a few stand alone deciduous trees and shrubs and a few pockets of shrub-carr and decidous trees (birch, maple, sumac). Many streams present. Fen is well traveled with worn trails and several marked fence posts. Brush piles, old burn spots, and stumps mark an actively maintained fen. 8m west of southern trail, 100m to the east you can see/hear the road. Some standing water (puddles) dominated by Cyperaceae, lots of dead stalks from last year. No woody shrubs for 10m and then only one every 50m2. There are some woody stalks, 1 every 4m2, Caltha palustris in bloom.
Description: See PLANT61/HK18 for full description. 4-5 individuals in a 1m2 area for 30m2. Found in area near standing water, among plants 48 and 59.
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Record ID: a3e9ea5e-6da5-419a-ad44-fd8362d386f3
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