Invasive SpeciesVariable watermilfoil

Myriophyllum heterophyllum
NOT FOUND by tpiekart
2017-08-15
Farmington
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Tpiekart
Peer reviewed by pstevens
Field Notes
We were happy to be outside and it was not raining. We could see ducks, water, sunny skies. We could hear people and traffic. It smelled earthy. Our prediction was that due to the lack of boat traffic and lack of the 11 most unwanted found in the area we felt that Rollo Pond was not as likely to have an invasive species.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We did not find any plants that had thick reddish colored stems as you would see with Variable Watermilfoil.
Photo of my evidence.
There were no leaves that had a feather look to them as you would see with Variable Watermilfoil.
Photo of my evidence.
We saw no evidence of tiny white flowers that should have been present in the month of August as you would find on Variable Watermilfoil.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
Scientific name:
Myriophyllum heterophyllum
Common name:
Variable watermilfoil
Sampling method: 
Weed weasel
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.665010 °
Longitude: 
W -70.146220 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Freshwater - In a developed area
Trip Information
Name:
Rollo Pond
Trip date: 
Tue, 2017-08-15 11:30
Town or city: 
Farmington
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Freshwater
Watershed: 
Lower Kennebec
MIDAS Code: 
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
3 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Paved road
Walking trail
People
Water temperature: 
pH: 
Dissolved oxygen: 

Comments

I agree this does not look like a milfoil but it is difficult to see the leaves on the plant. The plant appears to be covered in algae.