Invasive SpeciesFanwort

Cabomba caroliniana
NOT FOUND by Qawilson
Not Yet Reviewed by Expert
Quality checked by qawilson
Peer reviewed by Dunham Strong
Field Notes
A happy day- outside, sunshine, warm temperatures, by the water, hearing and seeing birds, smelling mowed grass. A slight distraction from traffic noise in background. The water was really scuzzy. Our prediction is that all bodies of water are at risk for invasive aquatic plants. So we will find some in our samples.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
sample included tree leaves, sticks and mud only
Photo of my evidence.
More dead leaves, sticks and mud along with a bit of green algae
Photo of my evidence.
There was a bit of green algae but no green leaf or stem material, no white flowers or flowers less than 13 mm long. When water was added to our samples nothing floated. There were no free-floating leaves or upright stems from horizontal rhizomes.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
Scientific name:
Cabomba caroliniana
Common name:
Sampling method: 
Weed weasel
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 44.665075 °
W -70.145835 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Freshwater - In a developed area
Trip Information
Rollo Pond
Trip date: 
Tue, 2017-08-15 11:30
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Lower Kennebec
MIDAS Code: 
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
3 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Paved road
Water temperature: 
Dissolved oxygen: 


Your description was very helpful since the picture is hard to see. I agree - this is not Cabomba

Great job putting the ruler in your photo. That is one of the best trick of field science and puts your observations into a spatial context, which is helpful for confirming your identification. Well done!