Invasive SpeciesJapanese knotweed

Fallopia japonica
FOUND by littleriver34
ID Confirmed
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Field Notes
I think I found some Japanese knotweed because the plant has at least 7 inch long leaves, and pollinators. There was more up ahead, and back of the trail, so this means that the Japanese knotweed is also spreading.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
I know I found it because we know what knotweed looks like, based on the Vital Signs ID Card.
Photo of my evidence.
I knew I found it because of the pollinators on the leaves, which is something in the pictures of the Vital SIgns ID card.
Photo of my evidence.
We know that we found it because we looked up photos of the Japanese Knotweed just in the vital signs ID card just in case, and this was matched with one of the images we found on the vital signs 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: 
Between 1/4 and 1/2
Vegetative structures (plants)
Pollinators (plants)
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Quadrat (user-placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 43.664170 °
W -70.445560 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Weeks Road Trail System
Trip date: 
Fri, 2018-10-12 08:00
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
5 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Walking trail
Tree canopy cover: 
Between 1/4 and 1/2
Soil moisture: 


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-The VS Team

43˚39’51” N
70˚26’44” W

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