Invasive SpeciesJapanese knotweed

Fallopia japonica
FOUND by littleriver42
2017-10-04
Gorham
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Cam d
Peer reviewed by John f
Field Notes
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
This is a close up picture of Japanese Knotweed that my partner took showing the vegetative mass. It looks like something you would see just walking around and that is that the plant is spreading quickly.
Photo of my evidence.
If you stumble upon this invasive species you will find that the stem of the plant looks like bamboo and that it is usually in some sort of a bunch/group.
Photo of my evidence.
This vegetative structure you see is in the upland forest region and grows really fast so you can probably see this becoming an issue in your backyard in the future.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Fallopia japonica
Common name:
Japanese knotweed
Count of individuals: 
10-20
Coverage: 
3/4 - Completely covered
Reproduction: 
Vegetative structures (plants)
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Quadrat (randomized- placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.664114 °
Longitude: 
W -70.445339 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Forest
Trip Information
Name:
GMS
Trip date: 
Wed, 2017-10-04 10:55
Town or city: 
Gorham
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Presumpscot
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
2 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Walking trail
Tree canopy cover: 
Open to 1/4 covered
Soil moisture: 
Moist
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