PFBP : Observations
Prairie Fen Biodiversity Project
Catalog #: BVF11-15
Occurrence ID (GUID): 34529159-d02c-4671-b67f-9c60efdc0368
Taxon: Valeriana uliginosa (Torr. & A. Gray) Rydb.
Family: Valerianaceae
Collector: Rachel Hackett & Hillary Karbowski   RHHK670   
Date: 2012-08-31
Locality: United States, Michigan, Oakland, Bridge Valley Fen
42.74635  -83.45167
Elevation: 274 meters (899ft)
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. Northwestern portion of fen, 10m north of cedar thicket, 50m east of western border. Carex meadow with some Solidago and other Asteraceae with cedar trees or tamaracks at a density of 1-2 per 15m2. Very tussocky ground, wet to moist.
Description: Population - All basal, abundant.
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Access Rights: Contact Anna K Monfils (monfi1ak@cmich.edu)
Record Id: 34529159-d02c-4671-b67f-9c60efdc0368
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Anna K Monfils (monfi1ak@cmich.edu)
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