PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: PLF57-13
Occurrence ID (GUID): 4242ffc9-65b2-4ea8-afc3-2dea0ab246cc
Taxon: Zizia aurea (L.) W. D. J. Koch
Family: Apiaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   JP1   
Date: 2013-08-30
Locality: United States, Michigan, Washtenaw, Park Lyndon Fen
42.38473  -84.07104
Elevation: 280 meters (918ft)
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 central small patch of prairie fen, in center portion on east side of aspen grove, 25m southwest of wooded border. Area dominated by Carex, Asteraceae, and Poaceae with aspen trees every 9m2 and shrubs (Toxicodendron vernix, Cornus, Rhamnus) every 4m2. Ground hummocky and moist. Signs of recent burn in area.
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