Hydrilla verticillataNOT FOUND by aquatic p
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It's Wednesday. It was raining lightly and it was overcast. There was a road with a guardrail and people walking and driving by. There were many many bugs, plants, and trees in the site. Also, there were walking trails. We were surprised that we did not find the majority of plants we were given. We ran into a problem. We had found a species that we weren't quite familiar with. It had resembled Hydrilla except it had some type of bladders. We were also searching for the Spatterdock but, we had only found a species with no wings on the stem and no heart-shaped leaves. The leaves had been oval-shaped. We had not found any species that we were assigned which is good because the Hydrilla is invasive and could overpopulate and make Long Pond not as biodiverse. We are now trying to see if Long Pond is a healthy ecosystem.
We think we did not find hydrilla because this species of plant has strange bladder-like air pockets.
Another piece of evidence proving our point that we did not find hydrilla is this plant's leaves are feather divided - unlike hydrilla's leaves, which are tooth edged.
Our final piece of evidence proves that hydrilla was not found because hydrilla has blade shaped leaves and the species that we found does not really have a shape, it is more divided and feathery. After leaving the pond we had found a book and found a species called Bladderwort. The species we had found met all of the requirements that Bladderwort had.
N 43.476040 °
W -70.386250 °
Wed, 2012-05-30 09:00
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Type of investigation:
Species and Habitat Survey
20 different species
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