Phragmites australisFOUND by the invaders
Quality checked by Emily S
Peer reviewed by Luci S
I am happy because we get to go outside and work on our project. We get to go into the tall grass and explore independently. It is also just really fun working with my friends and learning about the Phragmites plant, especially on a warm day. I smell, hear, and see: Phragmites seeds flying, the trail smells faintly of apples, I see tall Phragmites plants, and I hear the plants waving around in strong wind. We were surprised that we found a trail to the Phragmites plants, and how easily we could find them. It was surprising that there were so many plants in a developed area such as this one. We were surprised we didn’t find any water sources supplying as many plants as there were. Saying that, we expected more plants because of the seeds on the top blowing away in the wind. Some problems we ran into were: seed were sticking on us, bugs were crawling on the plant and flying around us which caused us to get distracted, and the trail was wet and muddy. Some questions we have ran into were, why do the seeds stick to your shirt? How long does it take for them to grow as tall as they were? And do they need water to grow?
The seasonal evidence we found was that the flowery clusters faded to gold. Before the fall, the flowery clusters are a beautiful violet.
The plant evidence we found was that plant had grown 6 meters tall and was in large flowering clusters.
N 43.662750 °
W -70.346887 °
DIRIGO SCIENCE 2015
Mon, 2015-09-28 08:00
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