PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: BVF1-2
Occurrence ID (GUID): 410049e2-01e7-4582-8c61-72680c9f7124
Taxon: Typha angustifolia L.
Family: Typhaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK9   
Date: 2012-06-26
Locality: United States, Michigan, Oakland, Bridge Valley Fen
42.74693  -83.45055
Elevation: 265 meters (869ft)
Habitat: Prairie fen with a large proportion of marl with many cedar-tamarack patches. Lots of Typha angustifolia and the invasive Phragmites australis in the southern portion. A wide variety of Carex fruiting, but few Toxicodendron vernix and the ones seen are usually under 1m. Many rivulets and holes (I fell upto my hip). Not as peaty as other prairie fens in most places. Some management in the northern section by NOHLC, a burn several years ago and woody plant removal. In Typha angustifolia stand. 150m from the entry point (SSW), 100m from eastern border. Area dominated by T. angustifolia, Carex, and Dasiphora fruticosa. No shrubs but some 40cm tall saplings. Nearest shrub tree is young tamarack stand (5-10m tall) 30m west. Ground wet but no puddling. Lacks Carex stricta tussocks.
Description: Population - Clumped, very common in area, 7-12 individuals per 1m2 for 40m2.
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Record Id: 410049e2-01e7-4582-8c61-72680c9f7124
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