Species Cards

A place for students/citizens to upload completed species ID card templates for consideration as part of the official VS ID cards

Burning Bush

I think I found the burning bush because I measured the bush and it was about 60 inches or 5 feet tall. It will only grow a few more feet. The Burning Bush slightly bends over like a tree. The Burning Bush has a spread of five to seven feet, and our plant was the same. Our plant looked a lot like the Burning Bush, everything was the same as the description on Vital Signs. After we looked at other examples we decided that it was the Burning Bush.
The leaf of a Burning Bush is an oval shape with a pointed tip. It has toothed edges and an opposite leaf arrangement.

Project Information
City or Town: 
South Portland
School or Organization: 
Mahoney Middle School
Species: 
Scientific name:
Euonymus alatus
Common name:
Burning bush

Sea Potato/Oyster Thief

It is a very windy, wet day at Kettle Cove. The waves were coming in fast. We are making our way over the field of seaweed and rocks. It smells like seaweed and was cloudy. I hear the waves crashing. The seaweed is wet and slippery. I find it difficult that I keep slipping on the seaweed. I am surprised that the Sea Potato looks like thin paper or a dried out hollow grape. The Sea Potato is very hard to find and it is buried up at the top of the hill in the back of the seaweed pile. It is windy and looks like it is going to rain soon, but doesn’t end up raining too much.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Cape Elizabeth
School or Organization: 
Cape Elizabeth Middle School
Species: 
Scientific name:
Colpomenia peregrina
Common name:
Sea potato
Resources I used to create this project: 
Google Docs, iPhone, Clipboard, Pencil, Worksheet
How should others reference your work?: 
The Tater Tots, Sea Potato.

Sea Potato/Oyster Thief

It is a very windy, wet day at Kettle Cove. The waves were coming in fast. We are making our way over the field of seaweed and rocks. It smells like seaweed and was cloudy. I hear the waves crashing. The seaweed is wet and slippery. I find it difficult that I keep slipping on the seaweed. I am surprised that the Sea Potato looks like thin paper or a dried out hollow grape. The Sea Potato is very hard to find and it is buried up at the top of the hill in the back of the seaweed pile. It is windy and looks like it is going to rain soon, but doesn’t end up raining too much.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Cape Elizabeth
School or Organization: 
Cape Elizabeth Middle School
Species: 
Scientific name:
Colpomenia peregrina
Common name:
Sea potato
Resources I used to create this project: 
Google Docs, iPhone, Clipboard, Pencil, Worksheet
How should others reference your work?: 
The Tater Tots, Sea Potato.

Japanese Knotweed

This is my school Project about Invasive Japanese Knotweed and how you can identify it.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Gorham
School or Organization: 
Gorham Middle School
Species: 
Scientific name:
Fallopia japonica
Common name:
Japanese knotweed
Habitat: 
Upland - Forest
How should others reference your work?: 
Japanese knotweed

Finding D. japonica.

Students use microscope skills and knowledge of cell parts to distinguish between 4 different types of Red Algae in Samples collected by scientists.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Falmouth
School or Organization: 
Falmouth Middle School
Species: 
Scientific name:
Dasysiphonia japonica
Common name:
Dasysiphonia
Resources I used to create this project: 
ID Cards from GMRI

Water chestnut

Project Information
City or Town: 
Sanford
School or Organization: 
Sanford junior high school
Species: 
Scientific name:
Trapa natans
Common name:
Water chestnut

Dandelion

Vital Signs
I have a study site photo:

The habitat is freshwater in a developed area.

The longitude : -70.70011
The latitude:43.581977

My sketch was of a dandelion. I drew it based on what I found outside and pictures on the internet.

My sampling method was just looking around.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Waterboro
School or Organization: 
Rsu57
Resources I used to create this project: 
Bubblews.com
How should others reference your work?: 
If there were any problems leave a comment.

Identification

Field search : We were going outside because our class is trying to record every plant on our campus and writing them all down in our team hallway. Before we went outside we had to find a couple of plants that we would look for when we're outside. When we went outside we walked down the road a little bit and turned left heading into the woods. We searched the woods for about fifteen min and we took pictures, measured and got the longitude and latitude of the plant we selected. I had my friend hold the meter stick while I took the pictures so that they were clearer.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Waterboro
School or Organization: 
Massabesic middle school

White Clover

34.8968 N and 42.0978 W in a forest like area with trees, next to a swamp on MMS school grounds. I am happy I found this plant because it's not invasive. I found it hard to find the scientific name for it. I am surprised to see that this plant stands alone, and no other White Clovers were near it. My sampling method was looking around for it.
I am looking for White Clover ( Trifolium repens). I found this plant near my study site.
The plant was four inches long, and the clover top was 1.6 centimeters wide.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Waterboro
School or Organization: 
MMS
Resources I used to create this project: 
ipad, notebook, pen.

Witch hazel

On the campus of our school i think i found witch hazel but i need some help finding out what itt is it but i don't know so if you can please check out this below.

On Tuesday October, 15 2013 we went outside and started looking for a new kind of plant on the massabesic campus.

Our mission was to find a plant that had not been found before on the campus.I think I found some witch hazel but it's a little short in size but all the other dimensions are correct. The plant has made a great impact on the area around it and most of the plants have died out.

Project Information
City or Town: 
Waterboro ME
School or Organization: 
Massabesicmiddleschool
Habitat: 
Upland - Forest
Resources I used to create this project: 
I used my own teacher the forest trees of maine book and my own personal knowledge.
How should others reference your work?: 
I ask that they try and help out and tell me if this is witch hazel. And I would like to know more about the plant.
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