PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: BUS9-11
Occurrence ID (GUID): b3c0a085-c074-45d7-b013-baccfa35b4ee
Taxon: Zizia aurea (L.) W. D. J. Koch
Family: Apiaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK575   
Date: 2013-06-05
Locality: United States, Michigan, Washtenaw, Buss Road Fen
42.14774  -84.12991
Elevation: 283 meters (928ft)
Habitat: Prairie fen mostly round in shape with large Typha pond/stream in center. Surrounded by wooded upland. Encroachment by shrubs (Cornus, Spiraea alba, Toxicodendron vernix), especially from the north. There are large patches of Typha, Lythrum salicaria, and Phalaris arundinacaea in the northeast. The northwest has amazingly low number of invasives seen. No signs of management but many tracks of trucks or ATVs. Also, many invasives (Phalaris arundinacea and Lythrum salicaria) along creek. Some Frangula alnus in the southwest. In southwestern portion of fen, 100m east of wooded border, 20m north of tamarack stand, 35m southeast of stand of Oak trees 20m-40m tall. Area dominated by Carex, Poaceae, Rhamnus alnifolia, and Dasiphora fruticosa. Ground hummocky and moist. Tamaracks every 9m2, Toxicodendron vernix and Cornus also common.
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