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Catalog #: v0195292WIS
Taxon: Carex platyphylla J.Carey
Family: Cyperaceae
Collector: Cochrane, Theodore S.; Cochrane, Barbara A.   13280-a   
Date: 1994-06-22
Verbatim Date: 1994-06-22
Locality: United States, Wisconsin, Door, Baileys Harbor. Gently sloping E side of N-S oriented low ridge bordering W side of Kangaroo Lake, W side of Kangaroo Lake Road at intersection with (N side of) Beach Road, 2.6mi. due SW of Bailey's Harbor, 4mi. due N of Jacksonport
Verbatim Coordinates: T30N R27E sec25 SE4SW4SW4;
Elevation: 192 meters
Verbatim Elevation: 630 ft
Habitat: Rich Acer saccharum (1 dom.)-Fagus grandifolia (2 dom.) forest with Betula papyrifera and Fraxinus americana (no coniferous trees); shrubs and saplings (Taxus canadensis, Ostrya virginiana, Prunus virginiana, Fraxinus americana) all infrequent; groundlayer species typical for the community, fewer in number and density than in same woods across (S side) road. Along the edges and between the two Carex platyphylla colonies occured the following associates: Poa compressa, Carex pensylvanica (very abundant), Maianthemum canadense, Trillium grandiflorum, Diervilla lonicera, Aralia nudicaulis, Aster macrophyllus (very common), Solidago flexicaulis (very common), and Acer saccharum and Fraxinus americana seedlings. Kiva sandy loam on old beach dune (abandoned shoreline of glacial lake). Gently sloping E side of N-S oriented low ridge bordering W side of lake. Plants strikingly glaucous, locally abundant, most forming a splendid rectangular colony 3.81m long by 2.36m wide along a small terrace-like bank. Plants were so numerous and closely spaced that despite being non-rhizomatous thier leaf blades and ascending to decumbent culms overlapped, giving an impression of forming an attractive mat. Very nearby (1.45m away) on the N end of the same bank were eight more plants forming a loose patch 1.12m long by 1.37m wide. About 80 plants of C. platyphylla (No. 13280-a) occured in the same woods on the S side of Beach Road (sec. 36 N2 of NW4).
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Record Id: f78e7207-8995-4f0d-812a-462bd2e93496
Occurrence ID (GUID): 2eae5214-d838-4ae6-8480-3494b2bdbc9e
For additional information on this occurrence, please contact: Mary Ann Feist (mfeist@wisc.edu)
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