Notes on Potentilla palustris in northern Michigan.

Show simple item record Mertens, Richard en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Elliott Creek en_US
dc.coverage.spatial French Farm Lake en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Galloway Bog en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Grass Bay - Cheboygan Co. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Little Dollar Lake en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Inverness Mud Lake Bog en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Orchis Fen en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Pointe Aux Chenes en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Ryerse Lake en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Smith's Fen en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Hendrie River en_US 2007-06-14T22:32:09Z 2007-06-14T22:32:09Z 1995 en_US
dc.description.abstract Potentilla palustris, commonly known as the Marsh Cinquefoil, is a wetland plant of wide circumboreal distribution. In the New World it ranges as far south as New Jersey, Indiana and northern California, and as far north as the Arctic Ocean, where it has been found growing 15 miles from the Arctic shore. In the Old World its range extends from the Arctic Ocean as far south as Japan, Turkistan and central Spain. In many regions north-south mountain ranges extend its southernmost distribution. Potentilla palustris has been found at Ohio Pass in the Colorado Rockies, in the Sierra Nevada of northern California and in the mountains of Bulgaria. ... My interest here is to describe Potentilla palustris as it grows in northern Michigan, paying special attention to its ecology, associates, and probably position in successional sequences. I studied Potentilla palustris at 12 sites in the northern lower Peninsula and the eastern Upper Peninsula. In the Appendix I have described each of these sites and listed the species I found growing alongside Potentilla palustris. At most places I also noted the amount of moisture and light, as well as the number of flowering shoots, because it soon became apparent to me that most of the Potentilla palustris plants I was encountering were merely vegetative. I supplemented these observations with measurements of water chemistry, including pH, conductivity and alkalinity. I looked at water chemistry for what seemed to be two good reasons. First, it sheds light on the hydrology and nutrient conditions of a wetland. Conductivity is a measure of the ionic concentration in the water, alkalinity of the concentration of calcium carbonate. Both are rough measures of nutrients in the water or substrate and of the presence of ground water. The second reason is that water chemistry is widely used to define different types of wetlands. It seemed useful information for understanding the range of habitats in which Potentilla palustris may be found. en_US
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dc.subject Field Biology of Plants en_US
dc.subject.classification Bog en_US
dc.subject.classification Interdunal Wetland en_US
dc.subject.classification Fen-Northern en_US
dc.title Notes on Potentilla palustris in northern Michigan. en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Natural Resource and Environment en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Science en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum Biological Station, University of Michigan en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
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dc.owningcollname Biological Station, University of Michigan (UMBS)
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