Native SpeciesMilkweed

Asclepias syriaca
FOUND by roadrunnersearch
2016-10-18
Raymond
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by The Backyardigans
Peer reviewed by The Backyardigans
Field Notes
While we were in our quadrant we realized that we had a problem with space. We were at a such overgrown part of the water that it was hard to work. When we first got our quadrant set, you could hear the wind and the frogs in the pond right next to us. We were not surprised that we found milkweed by the pond because milkweed usually grows near ponds.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
When you look you can see seedpods of clusters that are long pointed and they have soft hairy seeds.
Photo of my evidence.
The stem was thick and light green with no branches.
Photo of my evidence.
The inside has a soft, silky string with seeds in the bottom end of the seedpod. These seeds are usually spread by the wind, which can carry them for long distances.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Asclepias syriaca
Common name:
Milkweed
Sampling method: 
Quadrat (user-placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.936118 °
Longitude: 
W -70.447917 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Freshwater - By water's edge
Trip Information
Name:
Frog Pond
Trip date: 
Tue, 2016-10-18 12:00
Town or city: 
Raymond
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Presumpscot

Comments

I especially like the third close-up photo. It helps your audience see what the inside of the seed pod looks like. Congrats on your positive identification on your first field mission!