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Catalog (Accession) #: 962690
Occurrence ID (GUID): 938266b8-a5f1-4836-9178-88eb5012e32a
Secondary Catalog (Accession) #: 1346234
Taxon: Cirsium muticum Michaux
Family: Asteraceae
Collector: C   3283   
Date: 2015-08-25
Locality: United States, Iowa, Mitchell, Riceville, Wyatt Fen Wildlife Area; approximately 3 miles NW of the intersection of State Highway 9 and County Road T68 ; four fens (approximately two acres or less) occur in former pasture just N of County Road A31 ; 532168 Easting, 4803918 Northing ; T99N R15W Sec 15 W2 NW4 SW4 SE4
43.387445  -92.602886
Verbatim Coordinates: 43d 23m 14.8020s n 92d 36m 10.3898s w
Elevation: 1240 meters (4067ft)
Habitat: fens and mesic herb-dominated pasture; soil in the 2 W fens mapped in the county soil survey as Muck, moderately deep (221); Iowan Surface
Associated Species: Bombus, Achillea millefolium, Agrostis gigantea, Andropogon gerardii, Asclepias syriaca, Aster, Carex, Equisetum arvense, Fragaria virginiana, Geum, Lycopus americanus, Lythrum alatum, Monarda fistulosa, Phleum pratense, Potentilla simplex, Solidago gigantea, Spartina pectinata
Description: one blooming genet is approximately 1.6m tall. Some blooming genets have lost much of their main stem and have multiple long side branches arising at an angle from the genet. The corollas are a medium to a somewhat darker purple-red.
Notes: 120+ genets with flower buds, flowers or fuits (most genets have flower buds and flowers) and an unkown number of sterile genets (basal rosettes) in the two west fens and mesic, herb-dominated pasture to the east of the fens (half or more of the genets occur in the mesic pasture).
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Rights Holder: Bell Museum
Access Rights: Users are required to adhere to Bell Museum collections policy. Questions may be directed to the curator in charge.
Record Id: 938266b8-a5f1-4836-9178-88eb5012e32a
For additional information on this specimen, please contact: Dr. George Weiblen (museum-herbarium@umn.edu)
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