Invasive SpeciesJapanese knotweed

Fallopia japonica
FOUND by littleriver15
2017-09-27
Gorham
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by John F.
Peer reviewed by wyatt b.
Field Notes
I feel good because we set up fast so that we could get a lot of time to look at the stuff. Some of the problems that the group ran into was we throw the quadrant to far that we could not get to it. i could see the Knotweed and also my partners and birds. I could hear the birds chirping. I smelled the leafs.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The stem is a green like oval shape that at the bottom it is fat and at the top it is small. Another thing is that it is like bamboo and if you look at the photo ID i used it look the same. So that is how i know it is Japanese Knotweed.
Photo of my evidence.
The flower on the Japanese Knotweed is like looks like a type of weed that you get on your lawn. and it does not look like a flower. And I know it is because of the ID card I use.
Photo of my evidence.
The leafs on the Japanese Knotweed is very big and is like a oval and with rounded tips. we know because the ID pictures that we used.
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: 
1-10
Coverage: 
Reproduction: 
Flower (plants)
Sampling method: 
Quadrat (user-placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.664029 °
Longitude: 
W -70.446134 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Forest
Trip Information
Name:
Gorham Middle School Trails
Trip date: 
Wed, 2017-09-27 14:00
Town or city: 
Gorham
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Presumpscot
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
3 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Walking trail
Recent disturbance
Tree canopy cover: 
Open to 1/4 covered
Soil moisture: 
Dry
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