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Cedar Pond, North Branford
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   The area around 21.8-acre Cedar Pond is swampy and largely undeveloped. There is a beach on the southeast shore, and the north shore borders a farm.  A maximum depth of 5.3 m was recorded in the pond.

   Only seven different aquatic plants were recorded during an August 2005 survey of Cedar Pond. These species were limited to shallow water within 12 feet (3.5 m) of the shoreline. The most abundant aquatic plant was Ceratophyllum demersum.  Zosterella dubia was also very abundant, occurring in an almost continuous band around the lake in water up to 2 m deep.  Both Nuphar variegata and Nymphaea odorata were found in patches all around the lake, but N. variegata was found in smaller, scattered patches.  Elodea nuttallii occurred in a small patch on the western shore, while Potamogeton foliosus and Lemna minor occurred in very small patches on the southeast shore.

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

Ceratophyllum demersum

Elodea nuttallii

Lemna minor

Nuphar variegata

Nymphaea odorata

Potamogeton foliosus

Zosterella dubia


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