Invasive SpeciesPurple loosestrife

Lythrum salicaria
NOT FOUND by HBDCR
2011-09-16
Whitefield
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by HBDCR
Peer reviewed by KJKR
Field Notes
We are looking for Purple loosestife. We are collecting information for our class project. We are happy because: We are outside. We see hear and smell: We see the road and our school we hear the fridge from the lunch room. We smell nothing. We are surprised: Because we didn't find it. A question that we have: Is it still in bloom.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We know it isn't Purple loosestrife because, the flowers don't have pedals.
Photo of my evidence.
We know it isn't Purple loosestrife because, The leaves don't have tiny soft hairs.
Photo of my evidence.
We know it isn't Purple loosestrife because, The stem is very thin and not square.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
Scientific name:
Lythrum salicaria
Common name:
Purple loosestrife
Sampling method: 
Quadrat (user-placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.222870 °
Longitude: 
W -69.603710 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Field
Trip Information
Name:
Hayden's field
Trip date: 
Fri, 2011-09-16 12:50
Town or city: 
Whitefield
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Sheepscot
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
5 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Paved road
People
School
Tree canopy cover: 
Open to 1/4 covered
Soil moisture: 
Dry

Comments

Good work, photos and descriptions. The plant you photographed looks like Vicia cracca or cow vetch. It's a common weed of disturbed areas. To answer your question: yes, this is a good time to be looking for purple loosestrife. It is still in bloom. Kep up the good work.