Invasive SpeciesJapanese knotweed

Fallopia japonica
FOUND by littleriver37
2018-10-12
Gorham
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by bennett
Peer reviewed by bennett
Field Notes
I am happy because I found the knot japanese knotweed I hear wind and birds. I see trees and knotweed and I smell the fresh air and the morning grass. I am surprised that I did not find as much as I thought I would, I thought I would find a lot more. some problems that we ran into is we did not have proper ruler or yardstick but I did have a pvc pipe that was about a yard so I used that to mecher
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
I know I found the japanese knotweed because I looked closely and saw the bamboo like stems and the small white flowers and the green leafs
Photo of my evidence.
the knotweed appears to be healthy and and good condition there is a dead bee on the flowers so I don't know if the knotweed kills the bees or not
I measured the not weed with the pvc pipe that was about I merter, the knotweed was about 2 meters tall
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: 
Coverage: 
Less than 1/4 covered
Reproduction: 
Flower (plants)
Pollinators (plants)
Sampling method: 
Quadrat (randomized- placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.663862 °
Longitude: 
W -70.445068 °
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: 
3 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Walking trail
Tree canopy cover: 
Soil moisture: 
Moist
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