Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: PLF55-12
Occurrence ID (GUID): 8d9847d0-486c-45a7-9925-cc3ab6469853
Taxon: Maianthemum stellatum L.
Family: Asparagaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK663   
Date: 2013-08-30
Locality: United States, Michigan, Washtenaw, Park Lyndon Fen
42.386  -84.07036
Elevation: 279 meters (915ft)
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 center patch of prairie fen on northeast transition edge to prairie, 7m west of 5m tall Ulmus, 60m south of border Quercus, Cyperaceae, Poaceae, and Asteraceae dominant. Not a lot of shrub encroachment. Ground sloped west, moist.
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