Invasive SpeciesJapanese knotweed

Fallopia japonica
FOUND by littleriver14
2018-10-12
Gorham
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Jackson B
Peer reviewed by
Field Notes
Im happy because I found the Japanese Knotweed. I didn't hear anything or smell anything when I went out. I wasn't surprised that I found the Knotweed because it is very invasive. A problem I ran into was that it was hard to place the quad-rat down with all of the vegetation.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
It grows In large quantities and has a very big bush type amount of leaves and is really tall just like on the Japanese Knotweed ID card.
Photo of my evidence.
It has the same flowers and has leaves that have the type of point like on the Japanese Knotweed on the ID card
Photo of my evidence.
It has the same stem that is hollow and thick almost like bamboo that is like the Japanese Knotweed on the e Japanese Knotweed 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 (user-placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.663367 °
Longitude: 
W -70.445469 °
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: 
5 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Walking trail
Tree canopy cover: 
Between 1/4 and 1/2
Soil moisture: 
Moist
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