Invasive SpeciesJapanese knotweed

Fallopia japonica
FOUND by littleriver13
2018-10-12
Gorham
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Gardner G
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Field Notes
I was kinda happy because I found it and that I got to go outside and not be in a classroom. The problems I had was it was hard to but the quad-rat down with all of the plants. I could hear the leaves rustling but it smelled kinda outdoorsy and natural. I was surprised that there was not as much Japanese Knotweed as I thought there would be. I thought there would be more of it.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The leaves look big and get smaller towards the end of the leaf and they are bending out for the branch with the white flowers being in the middle which is what Japanese Knotweed looks like according to the species ID card because on the species ID card it has small white flower with leaves in the middle.
Photo of my evidence.
The stem of the Japanese knotweed is hollow and look a lot like bamboo which is how the stems of Japanese Knotweed is supposed to look and its how it looks on the species ID card
Photo of my evidence.
It looks like a bush and was about the same high of Japanese Knotweed as the species ID card which is what it looks like on the species ID card.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Fallopia japonica
Common name:
Japanese knotweed
Count of individuals: 
10-20
Coverage: 
Less than 1/4 covered
Reproduction: 
Flower (plants)
Sampling method: 
Quadrat (randomized- placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.663568 °
Longitude: 
W -70.445273 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Forest
Trip Information
Name:
Weeks Road Trail System
Trip date: 
Fri, 2018-10-12 08:00
Town or city: 
Gorham
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Presumpscot
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
10 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Walking trail
Tree canopy cover: 
Between 1/4 and 1/2
Soil moisture: 
Moist
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