Basserman Pond, Branford

Basserman Pond Species Map

2009 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Basserman Pond

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No Transect Data Included Due to Pond Size | Water Data

            Basserman Pond is a small, residential  0.1 acre pond that is about 3.0 meters (9 feet) deep. Due to the size of this water body, no transect data was generated. A visual survey was conducted by simply walking around the pond and obtaining plants with a rake or grapple.


            During our June, 2009 survey only Myriophyllum aquaticum (parrot feather) and Sagittaria sp. were present in the pond. M. aquaticum is invasive and this is one of the few overwintering populations we have found. It was found throughout most of the pond. Sagittaria sp. was found mixed with M. aquaticum along the shore in the southern end of the pond.


Find Common Plant Names (Listed By Scientific Name)

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Species recorded in our 2009 Survey of Basserman Pond. Click on plant to view herbarium mount. (invasive species listed in bold)

Myriophyllum aquaticum

Sagittaria sp.


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