Invasive SpeciesEuropean frogbit

Hydrocharis morsus-ranae
NOT FOUND by LucRoy4
2017-07-28
Waterville
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Field Notes
Warm day (72F), sunny, variable breeze. Pond is surrounded by cattails, ferns, willows, and gray birch. Pond has a off smell although surrounding area is of cut grass smell
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The leaves are whorls of 3, curly and 1/2cm long while the frogbit has small kidney or hart shaped leaves. Leaves are not in clumps.
Photo of my evidence.
The frogbit has flowers with white petals and a yellow center. The mass of plant material we found contains no flowers.
Photo of my evidence.
Fruits can be seen in the summer on frogbit, the mass has no lobe-like formations.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
Scientific name:
Hydrocharis morsus-ranae
Common name:
European frogbit
Sampling method: 
Weed weasel
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.564800 °
Longitude: 
W -69.665040 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Freshwater - In a pond or lake
Trip Information
Name:
Johnson Pond
Trip date: 
Fri, 2017-07-28 11:30
Town or city: 
Waterville
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Freshwater
Watershed: 
Lower Kennebec
MIDAS Code: 
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
Evidence of vectors: 
Paved road
People
Construction
Water temperature: 
pH: 
Dissolved oxygen: 

Comments

I notice you said you used a weed weasel for sampling. Do you have a photo of it? How did it work? Did you catch lots of plants?

~sniffly