Invasive SpeciesEurasian watermilfoil

Myriophyllum spicatum
NOT FOUND by Rcrossman
2017-07-28
Waterville
Not Yet Reviewed by Expert
Quality checked by Cynthia and Rori
Peer reviewed by Rori and Cynthia
Field Notes
The sun was shining. There was a cool breeze. The pond looked pretty and clean. We saw cars consistently passing the pond, people around the pond, small dock and benches on shore. We saw birds, insects, cattails, lots of trees and grasses around the pond.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
We searched through our samples for the plant closest to milfoil, but did not find Eurasian watermilfoil. The plant that we found that most resembled it had a similar whorled leaf arrangement, but it did not have any leaflets, while Eurasian milfoil has up to 24 pairs of leaflets per leaf.
Photo of my evidence.
Our plant did not have feather divided leaf edges, like Eurasian milfoil. It had simple straight blade leaves.
Photo of my evidence.
Our plant had a bright green stem. Eurasian milfoil stems are reddish-brown to pinkish-white.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
Scientific name:
Myriophyllum spicatum
Common name:
Eurasian watermilfoil
Sampling method: 
Weed weasel
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.565296 °
Longitude: 
W -69.664939 °
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: 

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