PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: PLF51-3
Occurrence ID (GUID): 6de744bf-d06b-4759-af83-a5c98e3de2e8
Taxon: Typha angustifolia L.
Family: Typhaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK327   
Date: 2013-08-28
Locality: United States, Michigan, Washtenaw, Park Lyndon Fen
42.38094  -84.06626
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 southeast leg of main section of prairie fen, 80m north of N Territorial Road, 100m west of farm. In cedar, Larix laricina, and Toxicodendron vernix area with grassy mats over water underneath. Many dead trees. Area dominated by Leersia oryzoides, Sagittaria latifolia, Typha, and Asteraceae. Standing water present.
Description: Population - Common in area. May be hybrid but no fruiting heads area seen in immediate area.
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Record Id: 6de744bf-d06b-4759-af83-a5c98e3de2e8
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