Native SpeciesMilkweed

Asclepias syriaca
FOUND by The Biotics
2011-10-31
Freeport
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by K. Fitz
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Field Notes
We are at Freeport Middle School. We are trying to see if the biodiversity of Freeport, ME is impacted by invasive species. It's sunny but cold at 34.9 degrees F, 1.6 degrees C. We see snow, rocks and a pond. We hear a highway and we smell gas. We are surprised because because the milkweed is still standing after a snowstorm. A problem we ran into was that the GPS was not working at first.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The plant we see has the same seedpod.
Photo of my evidence.
It has soft hairy seeds.
Photo of my evidence.
It has a stem with no branches like it said on the species card.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Asclepias syriaca
Common name:
Milkweed
Count of individuals: 
1-10
Coverage: 
Less than 1/4 covered
Reproduction: 
Fruit (plants)
Sampling method: 
Quadrat (user-placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.864090 °
Longitude: 
W -70.105800 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Freshwater - In a pond or lake
Trip Information
Name:
Freeport Middle School "Run-Off" Area
Trip date: 
Mon, 2011-10-31 08:20
Town or city: 
Freeport
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Presumpscot
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
7 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Paved road
Walking trail
People
Construction
pond, school
Tree canopy cover: 
Soil moisture: 
Inundated

Comments

I think you found it, and you did a great job of supporting your evidence with field notes and such.. Your photos are also great :) nice job!

Hey Boitics,

Nice work on filling out all of your info

Nice work!

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