Fallopia japonicaFOUND by MrsPovak
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During class today we went out to learn how to do a vital signs observation . It was a great day to be outside, the sun was out and the sky was blue. We went to the road leading to the old elementary school (Morton Ave School) and started doing our survey along the fence line. We were directly across the road from the softball/soccer field.
Japanese knotweed has stems that grow in a zig zag pattern with leaves growing from the points of the zig zag. The plant we found has the zig zag pattern with leaves growing from the points of each zig zag. Japanese knotweed leaves are alternate simple and oval with smooth edges and no hairs on the underside. The plant we found has alternate simple oval shaped leaves with smooth edges and no hairs on the underside.
The stems on the plant we found are hollow with swollen joints. Japanese knotweed stems are hollow with swollen bamboo like joints.
N 45.192264 °
W -69.228712 °
Thu, 2013-10-10 08:14
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