Invasive SpeciesBamboo

Fallopia japonica
FOUND by Dangerous Rainbows
South Portland
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Mr. G
Peer reviewed by Mr. G
Field Notes
Temp 49 degrees Fahrenheit. Amy and I went outside and looked for the Fallopia Japonica. It was sort of quiet. We heard the wind blowing and people talking. We smelt food from the other school. It wasn't that cold out, but it was a little chilly. It was wet outside and a little bit of sun. There was a lot of leaves on the ground and when we stepped on them they made a loud crunching sound. The setting was behind Skillin school . We walked through the woods and heard a lot of people talking.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
Small white flowers/seed pods.
Photo of my evidence.
The steams are hollow with swollen joints (like bamboo) the steams grow in a zig zag pattern
Photo of my evidence.
The leave was really smooth and the leaf was 12 cm
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Fallopia japonica
Common name:
Sampling method: 
Quadrat (user-placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 43.625482 °
W -70.303890 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Forest
Trip Information
Memorial Middle School Trail Fall 2014
Trip date: 
Fri, 2014-10-31 10:00
Town or city: 
South Portland
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey


Hi Dangerous Rainbows,

Thanks for reporting your observations! Your written evidence indicates you were focused on just the right characteristics to use to identify F. japonica. Well done.