Carex sterilis Willd.
Cochrane, Theodore S. 13356
Verbatim Date: 1994-07-06
United States, Wisconsin, Rock, Jason Briggs Wetland, TPE Natural Area between (W of) Brosteum Rd. & E Fork of Racoon Creek, between Cleophas & Beloit-Newark Rds., 5.9 mi. due NW of downtown Beloit
42.54994148 -89.1272989 +-285m.
42.54994148° N, 89.1272989° W; T01N R12E sec18 SW4NW4;
Latitude/Longitude was derived from the Township, Range, Section location. This causes an imprecision.
Fen (surrounded by much more expansive sedge-grass meadow) in tiny ravine-like depression that opens into spring run. Assoc.: Carex stricta, C. sterilis, C. buxbaumii, Eleocharis erythropoda, Sphenopholis intermedia, Lysimachia quadriflora, Zizia aurea,. Pycnanthemum virginianum, Lobelia kalmii, Aster lucidulus, Liatris pycnostachya, and Solidago gigantea. Locally abundant, especially in this spot, but common elsewhere throughout the grass-sedge meadow. This spot, the most fen-like on the property, I believe to have been created when the spring run was straightened and deepened, a 1980's disturbance that probably cut through a reliably wet (for fen plants) peat layer. Sheet 1 of 2.
Record Id: 053bba9d-e57e-4a80-a3e7-cc8cf06c56ed
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