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Taxon:Bromus ciliatus L. Family: Poaceae
Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski
United States, Michigan, Washtenaw, Park Lyndon Fen
278 meters (912ft)
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 eastern north-central portion of main prairie fen, 70m west of wooded eastern border, 5m north of county-state property line. Area dominated by Cyperaceae, Dasiphora fruticosa, Solidago, and Valeriana uliginosa. Shrubs over 2m tall every 9-15m2. Shrubs under 2m tall every 1m2. Shrub species include Betula pumila, Cornus, Toxicodendron vernix. Ground with large, wide hummocks, and water pools in footsteps.