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Beeslick Pond - Salisbury, CT
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   Beeslick Pond is a small 27-acre pond in Salisbury, CT.  In a June 2006 survey, 13 aquatic plant species were collected, including 2 invasive species, Potamogeton crispus (Curly-leaf Pondweed) and Trapa natans (Water Chestnut).  Both were found in small quantities.

   Ceratophyllum demersum is found uniformly throughout the entire pond, except for a small area in the northern-most point, and the northeast shore that is shaded from sunlight by the floating pond-lily Nuphar variegata.  Nuphar variegata is also found along the northwest shore, with Ceratophyllum demersum, Nymphaea odorata, Potamogeton foliosus, and Trapa natans.  Trapa natans is also found in small patches in the middle of the Northern end of the pond.  Myriophyllum sibiricum is found in larger patches in the middle and southern-middle of the pond, and slightly further south is a sizeable stand patch of Nymphaea odorata, Nuphar variegata, and Spirodela polyrhiza.  Elodea canadensis is found all along the southwest shore, extending several meters in from the shore and intermingled with the Ceratophyllum demersum.  Patches of Stuckenia pectinata, Potamogeton crispus, and Potamogeton foliosus can be found along the outskirts of the Nuphar variegata on the northeast shore.

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Species recorded in a 2006 survey of Beeslick Pond (invasive species in bold).

Ceratophyllum demersum

Elodea canadensis

Lemna minor

Myriophyllum sibiricum

Nuphar variegata

Nymphaea odorata

Potamogeton crispus

Potamogeton foliosus

Potamogeton natans

Spirodela polyrhiza

Stuckenia pectinata

Trapa natans

Utricularia vulgaris


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