Blissville Pond - Lisbon, CT 


2005 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Blissville Pond

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Transect Data (238 KB, .pdf format*)  | Water Data

   Blissville Pond is a 29.4-acre body of water in Lisbon.  Residential development around the pond is moderately high. Houses have been built on the west side of the pond, and a dense cluster of trailer homes are present near the shore.  There is no public access to the pond, but the local fire department uses the pond to fill and empty the fire trucks of water.

   Submerged aquatic plants grow profusely across Blissville Pond. The most abundant species during our September 2005 survey was Ceratophyllum demersum, which occurred nearly everywhere.  The floating-leaved species Nuphar variegata, Nymphaea odorata and Brasenia schreberi were abundant, forming large patches in the north end of the pond and a particularly dense stand in shallow water along the southeast shore.  The invasive Myriophyllum heterophyllum grew abundantly in several feet of water in one location on the eastern side of the pond and in smaller patches at the pond’s north and south ends.  Sagittaria sp. and Potamogeton bicupulatus occurred in a number of small patches in the shallow water around the lake.  Other species occurred in one to two small patches, including Potamogeton pulcher, Polygonum amphibium, Ludwigia palustris, Eleocharis acicularis, Utricularia vulgaris, Gratiola aurea, Wolffia brasiliensis, Lemna minor, Utricularia gibba and Elodea nuttallii.

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

Brasenia schreberi

Ceratophyllum demersum

Eleocharis acicularis

Elodea nuttallii

Gratiola aurea

Lemna minor

Ludwigia palustris

Myriophyllum heterophyllum

Nuphar variegata

Nymphaea odorata

Polygonum amphibium

Potamogeton bicupulatus

Potamogeton pulcher

Sagittaria sp.

Utricularia gibba

Utricularia macrorhiza
(FKA vulgaris)

Wolffia brasiliensis

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