Native SpeciesWintergreen

Gaultheria procumbens
FOUND by WintergreenE
2016-11-29
Fryeburg
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by RM &HN
Peer reviewed by CM & BB
Field Notes
We were happy because we got to go outside. We smelled rain and snow outdoors. We heard people talking about their species. I am surprised that the berries were still on the plant. I thought some animals would eat them. There was ice that I kept slipping on and there was some snow that was covering the plant.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
It looks like the picture we had to look for but the berries fell off. They were on the ground next to where we found the wintergreen. The wintergreen is a shiny green plant with five or more leaves on the stem with about three small red berries in the middle.
Photo of my evidence.
The wintergreen was the same size as it said on the ID card - 2 to 5cm long. If the wintergreen was any bigger we would know that it was not wintergreen because wintergreen does not grow that big.
Photo of my evidence.
This is a picture of how tall the wintergreen is. They can grow up to 15cm. We know that this is our plant because the wintergreen is most common in Maine and we are in Maine.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Gaultheria procumbens
Common name:
Wintergreen
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.022432 °
Longitude: 
W -70.964950 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Name:
MOMS School Yard (Powerline Rd)
Trip date: 
Tue, 2016-11-29 08:26
Town or city: 
Fryeburg
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Lower Androscoggin

Comments

Wow it was so icy! Good for you to go out anyways. You made some awesome observations and presented some great evidence. It was very helpful that you included a ruler in your photos to show the scale.