Invasive SpeciesJapanese barberry

Berberis thunbergii
NOT FOUND by BRES Ecologist 32
2017-10-24
Boothbay Harbor
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Field Notes
I see cars, colorful leaves, and plants. I also smell freshly mowed grass. We did run did run into some tick problems though. It's sunny and warm too, even though it's the end of October.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
I know this is not the Japanese Barberry because it is supposed to have thorns that are zig-zags up and down the stem but the one we found had thorns all over the stem.
Photo of my evidence.
We also know that the plant we found Is not a Japanese Barberry because the real one has soft smooth edges, and the one we found has really jagged edges.
Finally, we know this is not the Japanese Barberry because the real one is supposed to be about two meters tall, and have a round dense top, but the one we found also has a jagged top and is not two meters tall.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
Scientific name:
Berberis thunbergii
Common name:
Japanese barberry
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.865671 °
Longitude: 
W -69.630722 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Name:
Boothbay Harbor School Area
Trip date: 
Tue, 2017-10-24 14:33
Town or city: 
Boothbay Harbor
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Eastern Coastal
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