Invasive SpeciesYellow floating heart

Nymphoides peltata
NOT FOUND by John Libby
2017-07-28
Waterville
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Field Notes
It's a beautiful day, mostly sunny, with a nice breeze. It's comfortably warm. I feel like we're approaching this process gently, easy-going. I hear birds and the wind. I see a mostly clear, sunny sky; willows and other trees are moving in the wind. No smells stand out; the air is crisp. On one side the pond borders a landscaped green space and on the other side it borders a road with light but consistent traffic. There is not any boating or swimming on the pond. A lot of the aquatic plants I found were clumped together. Next time I plan to place them in clean water prior to identifying them. Due to the absence of yellow flowers, we predicted we would not see Yellow Floating Heart.
Supporting Evidence
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The aquatic plants I found did NOT have the yellow flowers that are characteristic of the yellow floating heart.
Photo of my evidence.
The aquatic plant stem I found was woody and NOT hollow which is characteristic of the stems of the yellow floating heart.
Photo of my evidence.
The leaves I found were either oval or feather divided and not the heart shape that is characteristic of the yellow floating heart. The oval shaped leaf looks like similar to leaves on the trees in the nearby terrestrial environment.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
Scientific name:
Nymphoides peltata
Common name:
Yellow floating heart
Sampling method: 
Weed weasel
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.565150 °
Longitude: 
W -69.664530 °
Observation Site Information
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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
Walking trail
People
Construction
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pH: 
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