Invasive SpeciesMultiflora rose

Rosa multiflora
FOUND by Lakeflob
2017-10-03
Raymond
ID Questioned
Quality checked by Lakeflob
Peer reviewed by The Samsquanches
Field Notes
The sun was shining, only a few clouds in the otherwise blue sky. The leaves crunched on the ground underneath our feet as we walked. You could hear the faint noise of cars driving by occasionally. It was fairly easy to find the plant. We instantly saw the bush sporting the orangey red berries. We found this plant in a clearing near the pond. The berries were not quite ripe yet, as a result of the season being at the very beginning of autumn. The berries had a hard shell, and an even harder inside. We would assume that this species spreads by birds eating the berries. The seeds would be in their waste.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The berries are hard and circular. They are still small and reddish-orange, as they were not fully grown yet.
Photo of my evidence.
The thorns were hooked and small, somewhat like a claw. They were a brownish-orange color.
Photo of my evidence.
The leaves were small and light green. They had a few tiny brown spots on them. The leaves closer to the main bush were smooth and looked like an oval. The ones closer to the ground, like the one in our picture, had jagged edges.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Rosa multiflora
Common name:
Multiflora rose
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.936219 °
Longitude: 
W -70.448059 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Field
Trip Information
Name:
Frog Pond
Trip date: 
Tue, 2017-10-03 14:19
Town or city: 
Raymond
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Presumpscot

Comments

Great start, Lakeflob! I think that you found multiflora rose, but I need a little more evidence to be sure. The picture of one leaf is very helpful. How are the leaves arranged? How many are on each stem? Do they have any hairs on them? What are the stems like? If you can answer any of these questions by replying to this comment, I'll be happy to take another look and hopefully confirm your observation.

Keep investigating!

~Curious

Thank you for reviewing this! There was an average of about seven leaves per stem. The leaves were alternate and had small hairs on them. As for the stem, unfortunately, we did not pay much attention to. Thank you for taking this into consideration!

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