Invasive SpeciesJapanese knotweed

Fallopia japonica
FOUND by fluffysalamander26
2015-06-09
Dedham
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by 7th grade science
Peer reviewed by Mrs.Tate
Field Notes
This is what we believe is a leaf of a japanese knotweed. This plant was dicovered by the 8th grade class in the upper parking lot.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The leaf of the Japanese Knotweed is usually in the shape of a spade. And the leaf of a Giant Knotweed plant is in the shape of a heart. As you can see, this leaf is obviously the shape of a spade. The veins across the leaves resemble the veins on a Giant Knotweed plant but are more like a Japanese Knotweed Plant.
Photo of my evidence.
We know that this plant is Japanese knotweed because Japanese Knotweed has the ability to grow through the pavement.
Photo of my evidence.
The stem of these plants are hollow. Also, the stem of the Japanese Knotweed plants are hollow as well. To prove that this plant is not Giant Knotweed, we know that Giant knotweed is not hollow like Japanese Knotweed
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Fallopia japonica
Common name:
Japanese knotweed
Sampling method: 
Quadrat (user-placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.726326 °
Longitude: 
W -68.622722 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Name:
Dedham school packing lot
Trip date: 
Tue, 2015-06-09 09:04
Town or city: 
Dedham
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Eastern Coastal
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