Black Pond - Woodstock, CT 


2005 Aquatic Plant Survey of Black Pond

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Transect Data (258 KB, .pdf format*)  | Water Data

   Black Pond is a tea-colored, natural lake.  Its shoreline is virtually undeveloped, with only the Nipmuck State Forest, a house and a summer camp with a beach.  There is a state boat launch in the Nipmuck State Forest and motors are allowed.  The maximum depth of the pond is 23 ft. and the mean depth is 14 ft. 

   During our July 2005 survey, plants were found all along the edge of Black Pond, but the growth did not exceed 12 feet in depth.  Eriocaulon aquaticum was the only species found on all sides of the pond.  Elatine minima and Potamogeton gramineus were found in small patches on the east side of the pond.  Not only were Vallisneria americana and Nymphaea odorata found in small to medium patches on the east, north and west sides.  Utricularia purpurea (small patches) and Pontederia cordata (one large patch) were the only species just found in the northern section of the pond, while Brasenia schreberi was found in small patches on the north and west sides and Eleocharis sp., Utricularia gibba and Isoëtes tuckermanii were found in small patches on the north and south sides.   Gratiola aurea, Potamogeton robbinsii, Sagittaria sp. and Utricularia radiata were only found in small patches on the south side, while Potamogeton bicupulatus and Potamogeton pusillus were found in small patches on both the west and south sides.  Nuphar variegata and Najas guadalupensis were only found on the west side, the former in small patches and the latter in one long patch.

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Species recorded in our 2005 survey of Black Pond. Click on plant to view herbarium mount. (invasive species in bold)

Brasenia schreberi

Callitriche sp.


Elatine minima

Eleocharis sp

Eriocaulon aquaticum

Gratiola aurea

Isoetes Tuckermanii

Najas guadalupensis

Nuphar variegata

Nymphaea odorata

Pontederia cordata

Potamogeton bicupulatus

Potamogeton gramineus

Potamogeton perfoliatus

Potamogeton pusillus

Potamogeton robbinsii

Sagittaria sp.

Utricularia gibba

Utricularia purpurea

Utricularia radiata

Utricularia sp.

Vallisneria americana

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