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Taxon:Cornus sericea L. Family: Cornaceae
Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski
United States, Michigan, Washtenaw, Park Lyndon Fen
280 meters (918ft)
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 southwestern leg of fen, within 20m of southern border, 20m south of large marl zone, 150m east of western border. Area dominated by Carex, Thelypteris palustris, Typha latifolia, and Solidago patula. Shrub encroachment several saplings per 1m2 of Cornus, Ulmus, Salix, and Toxicodendron vernix. Ground hummocky and has ants mounds.