Invasive SpeciesJapanese knotweed

Fallopia japonica
FOUND by littleriver8
2018-10-12
Gorham
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by AP
Peer reviewed by AP
Field Notes
My group and I found Japanese knotweed, but unfortunately some were dying or already dead. When I was outside I saw dead plants and dirt. I heard chattering, wind, and cars. I smelled coldness. I am surprised by what I found because most of the specie were broken off or dead/dying so quickly.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The specie my group and I found had the same kind of bamboo like stem. (evidence shown in picture)
Photo of my evidence.
The specie my group and I found had the white flowers attached to the leaves. (evidence shown in picture)
Photo of my evidence.
The specie my group and I found had the same type of leaves I saw online. (evidence show in picture)
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: 
Less than 1/4 covered
Reproduction: 
Flower (plants)
Sampling method: 
Quadrat (randomized- placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.663360 °
Longitude: 
W -70.445490 °
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: 
People
Tree canopy cover: 
Open to 1/4 covered
Soil moisture: 
Moist

Comments

Hi littleriver8,

It looks like coordinates are a bit off. Please respond to this observation with the correct coordinates, and we'll get you back on track.

Thanks!
The Vital Signs Team

The correct coordinates are 43°39'48.09"N and 70°26'43.77"W

Thanks littleriver8. Your classmate is right about decimal degrees, but we converted for you this time. Just a note for future posting.

hi the cordites have to be in decimal degrees.