Invasive SpeciesPorcelain berry

Ampelopsis brevipedunculata
NOT FOUND by Kool Kids
2017-10-03
Raymond
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Kool Kids
Peer reviewed by af2plushp
Field Notes
We were not happy because we couldn't find any blueberry plants. We worked at the frog pond trail in Raymond, ME. We can hear birds chirping and see the nature around us. We weren't shocked because it's not blueberry season.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We searched the entire field, we thought we had something, but it turned out it wasn't it.
Photo of my evidence.
We thought that this plant was it but we looked at the picture to check and the description did not match the plant.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
Scientific name:
Ampelopsis brevipedunculata
Common name:
Porcelain berry
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.936133 °
Longitude: 
W -70.447872 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Name:
Frog Pond
Trip date: 
Tue, 2017-10-03 14:19
Town or city: 
Raymond
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Presumpscot

Comments

You didn't find porcelain berry, but I have a few tips for you ...

1-Focus on just one plant. You posted photographs of three different plants, and you mentioned blueberry in your notes. When you're looking for a plant, it helps to focus on only the plant you're looking for, so that your efforts are not spread around so many clues.

2-Have an image of the plant you're looking for in your mind. Porcelain berry doesn't look very much like any of the plants you found. But you can scan over a lot of plants and cross them off your list quickly, if you have a good mental image of what you're looking for. Then, if you find a plant that seems to have at least some of the characteristics of what you're looking for, you'll have time to spend a little extra effort on it, to decide if it's really the plant you want to find.

Happy plant hunting!