Native SpeciesWhite water lily

Nymphea odorata
NOT FOUND by SMSciGr3
2018-06-11
Lincolnville
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Gatz
Peer reviewed by Isabel F.
Field Notes
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
I think we found the Wild Iris in the book "Peterson First Guides, Wild Flowers" and not the White water lily because the Wild Iris has sword like leaves while the water lily has pads for leaves.
Photo of my evidence.
The Wild Iris grows in marshes and wet meadows while the Water Lily grows in ponds.
Photo of my evidence.
The Wild Iris has grass like leaves while the White Water Lily has, like I said before pad like leaves.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
Scientific name:
Nymphea odorata
Common name:
White water lily
Sampling method: 
Net
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.314598 °
Longitude: 
W -69.042737 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Freshwater - In a stream or river
Trip Information
Name:
Ducktrap River Spring Assessment (Tanglewood)
Trip date: 
Mon, 2018-06-11 09:04
Town or city: 
Lincolnville
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Freshwater
Watershed: 
Eastern Coastal
MIDAS Code: 
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
10 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Dirt road
Walking trail
People
Recent disturbance
Water temperature: 
25.0°C
pH: 
6.0
Dissolved oxygen: 
4.0mg/L

Comments

Nice job ruling out white water lily. As you pointed out white water lily has heart shaped floating leaves which are often referred to as "lily pads". I don't think you have wild purple iris as iris leaves do not typically have a keel....which is the part in the center of the leaf that protrudes. Iris leaves are usually totally flat. But it is hard to tell for sure without seeing a flower.

Nice job with your photos!!

Hi SMSciGr3,

It looks like your coordinates are slightly off from the Ducktrap River. Please leave a comment below with the correct coordinates and we will update them for you.

Thanks!

-The VS Team-