Invasive SpeciesJapanese knotweed

Fallopia japonica
FOUND by Okapi
2018-09-12
Bangor
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Cat
Peer reviewed by Cat
Field Notes
The plant that we observed and studied was the Japanese Knotweed. The leaves to the plant are smooth along with the sides and the surface is simple, and next to the leaves are the seasonal white flowers with seeds in them (as shown in the sketch) that are connected to the hollow stem. On the bamboo stem are large markings, where the markings are the insides of the bamboo stem the bamboo stops and blocks off a section.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The surface of the leaf belonging to the Japanese Knotweed is smooth along with the sides of the leaves, just as it showed and explained on our plant identification sheet, and the shape of the leaf is simple.
Photo of my evidence.
The white seasonal flowers along with the hollow stems that the flowers are connected to shows clear evidence that the plant is the Japanese Knotweed.
Photo of my evidence.
The main stems of the plant was hollow and had the same structure of the bamboo showed on our plant identification sheet, the insides stopped at some spots and had bumps where they stopped, just like bamboo has.
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: 
50+
Coverage: 
Reproduction: 
Flower (plants)
Sampling method: 
Quadrat (user-placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.810971 °
Longitude: 
W -68.755665 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Name:
Cohen School grounds
Trip date: 
Wed, 2018-09-12 09:48
Town or city: 
Bangor
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Penobscot
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
15 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
People
Tree canopy cover: 
Between 1/4 and 1/2
Soil moisture: 
Moist
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