Invasive SpeciesBamboo

Fallopia japonica
FOUND by littleriver32
2018-10-12
Gorham
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by littleriver11
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Field Notes
I am happy because I found it and the plant is bigger and it has big leaves that are 5in long and the whole stem was 78in long. The leaves had an oval shape with a bit of brown color in it. This also had a area of stems with flowers and it spread for about 1m long.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
I found it because this was 6.5 ft tall and it can grow to 3m tall when it is healthy and gets the resources it needs. Also the leaf was oval shape and it was alternate and the edge was smooth and not ruff or sharp. It also had the color it is supposed to.
Photo of my evidence.
Also Japanese knotweed has a bunch of stems in one area and there was a lot of them in one spot and it has many branches.
Photo of my evidence.
The plant also has a hollow stem/branch and has very strong roots because it can grow through cement and asphalt and many other stuff.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Fallopia japonica
Common name:
Bamboo
Count of individuals: 
1-10
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 43.663813 °
Longitude: 
W -70.445247 °
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: 
2 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Paved road
Dirt road
Walking trail
People
Tree canopy cover: 
Open to 1/4 covered
Soil moisture: 
Moist
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