Invasive SpeciesJapanese knotweed

Fallopia japonica
FOUND by littleriver42
2018-10-12
Gorham
ID Confirmed
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Field Notes
From my field notes was that I found what we were looking for but we ran into problems like location and how much there was in this one area. We also found that there was dead leaves and branches that came off of the Japanese Knotweed. I can tell they are Japanese Knotweed leaves because they look like the ones on the rest of the Japanese Knotweed
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
There are mostly baby leaves coming up from the ground that is producing more Japanese Knotweed I can tell it’s Japanese knotweed because the leaves look like the ones on the other Japanese knotweed.
Photo of my evidence.
We found about 7 dead leaves from Japanese knotweed that means that the Japanese knotweed is making new leaves and stems for next year I knew they were Japanese knotweed because it looked like the leaves on the other sets of Japanese knotweed
Photo of my evidence.
I can tell there is 1 new stem that is growing from Japanese Knotweed because the stem looks exactly like bamboo but smaller and has baby leaves on it exactly like the other Japanese Knotweed leaves.
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: 
Sampling method: 
Quadrat (user-placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.664348 °
Longitude: 
W -70.445637 °
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: 
Walking trail
People
Tree canopy cover: 
Between 1/2 and 3/4
Soil moisture: 
Moist
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