Invasive SpeciesMultiflora rose

Rosa multiflora
FOUND by Rosebuds
2011-09-27
Bath
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by theAteam
Peer reviewed by Juwan
Field Notes
On the morning of September 29, 2011 our group the Rosebuds entered the work field. As our feet trudged through the recently dew sprinkled grass, we finally found our invasive species, Rosa Multiflora or Multiflora Rose. We were surprised to find such an abundant grouping of our plant in a well developed area. The rose bush was found on the edge of a dirt road and a small forest. When we found what we thought was our invasive species, we examined it thoroughly to resolve any suspicions. After referencing our fact card, the plant we were studying was indeed the Multiflora Rose. Our group was overjoyed with the fact we had found our plant and we had gotten the chance to work outside the classroom.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The leaves are toothed and come to a point at the end of their oval shape. This is true of the Multiflora rose based on many reliable resources, such as our fact card.
Photo of my evidence.
The thorns are found in pairs of two located here the leaf connects to the stem. This is a trait that is directly related to the Multiflora rose.
Photo of my evidence.
At the end of each leaf compound are plant like cilia attached to the stem. This evidence is a defining characteristic of the Multiflora rose.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Rosa multiflora
Common name:
Multiflora rose
Count of individuals: 
10-20
Coverage: 
3/4 - Completely covered
Reproduction: 
Sampling method: 
Quadrat (user-placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.915696 °
Longitude: 
W -69.827546 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Name:
Huse School
Trip date: 
Tue, 2011-09-27 10:02
Town or city: 
Bath
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Lower Kennebec
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
7 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Paved road
Dirt road
People
Tree canopy cover: 
Open to 1/4 covered
Soil moisture: 
Moist

Comments

You've done a good job of looking at the characteristics of the plant, and matching those with what you read about the plant. And best of all, your photos clearly show exactly what you wanted to say.
Good job!