Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
(PFBP:Observations)
Catalog #: PLF5-5
Occurrence ID (GUID): 028f39a7-c8e3-4664-b063-b4f2ee5a060b
Taxon: Bromus ciliatus L.
Family: Poaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK359   
Date: 2013-06-24
Locality: United States, Michigan, Washtenaw, Park Lyndon Fen
42.38677  -84.06546
Elevation: 278 meters (912ft)
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 northern portion of main fen complex, 70m east of western border, 10m west of Larix laricina thicket, on top of peat mounded fen. Area dominated by Poaceae, Carex, Dasiphora fruticosa, and Valeriana uliginosa. Shrubs and saplings every 4-9m2, usually Cornus, Toxicodendron vernix, and Larix laricina. Ground very hummocky, mossy, and moist.
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Record ID: 028f39a7-c8e3-4664-b063-b4f2ee5a060b
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Anna K Monfils (monfi1ak@cmich.edu)
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