Invasive SpeciesPhragmites

Phragmites australis
NOT FOUND by 18Faf
2018-09-13
Falmouth
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Ms H
Peer reviewed by CG
Field Notes
The day we went outside to look for invasive species the sun was out and it was hot and humid. The time was around 2:00pm. Each group was assigned to a 5 by 5 meter section that was across the road from the school. The site was in a developed area with a parking lot and a paved road. In our site there was also a trail leading farther into the forest. We had the choice to try and find one of these three invasive species, glossy buckthorn, phragmites and Asian bittersweet, I chose phragmites. I had found phragmites but it wasn’t in my section. Each section was divided with flags. The area that the phragmites was in a more watery area and father down the road near the baseball field. In our section the grass was shaded by a tree. We did find glossy buckthorn that took about one fourth of our section and was about 10 feet high. To the left of the glossy buckthorn there was little weeds with yellow and white flowers that we could not identify. They spread over most of the area. Further into the woods in our area there was little skinny trees and little weeds all over, most that did have the little white and yellow flowers. We did not find any other invasive species in our area. So for now there was only one invasive species in our area (glossy buckthorn) and I don’t think it will spread rapidly and doesn’t seem to be taking over much of the area.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
Even though the leaf is pale green, sword shaped and has smooth edges like the leaves on phragmites it was not .5m long or 2-5cm wide.
Photo of my evidence.
The plant did have a flowery bush at the end of the stem but the flowery bush was not a big and bushy enough cluster and was not purple.
Photo of my evidence.
The plant had a hollow stem that was round, stiff and has a node proving that it was a grass. But considering the length of the plant which was not 6m tall and the overall total size it was clearly not a phragmites.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
Scientific name:
Phragmites australis
Common name:
Phragmites
Sampling method: 
Transect
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.736610 °
Longitude: 
W -70.274930 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Name:
2018 School Site Forest Edge
Trip date: 
Thu, 2018-09-13 07:26
Town or city: 
Falmouth
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Presumpscot
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