Dogwood Lake in Trumbull, Connecticut

Dogwood Lake, Trumbull

Aquatic plant survey map of Dogwood Lake in Trumbull, Connecticut

2020 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Dogwood Lake

Transect Data | Water Data

Dogwood Lake is a 3.5-acre waterbody in Trumbull, Connecticut. It is a town lake with public access on Teeter Rock Road. The lake is relatively shallow with a maximum depth of six feet.

The CAES IAPP found 11 aquatic plant species in the lake. Two species are invasive: Brazilian waterweed (Egeria densa) and parrotfeather (Myriophyllum aquaticum). Both species are relatively rare in Connecticut. Brazilian waterweed is found in 3 other lakes in the state; parrotfeather is found in 4. Common reed, also known as phragmites, was found on the lake as well. This species is invasive, but is considered a wetland plant, so it is not counted as invasive in our survey.

Unfortunately, much of the lake is occupied by the two invasive species: Brazilian waterweed and parrotfeather. Almost the entire shoreline contained these two species, and they were also present throughout the middle of the lake. With only 8 native species, it is not considered very diverse. Most native species were found in the northeastern and southwestern corners of the lake.

Species recorded in our 2020 survey of Dogwood Lake.
Scientific Names
*Invasive
 Arrowhead Cattail Parrotfeather* Spikerush
Brazilian waterweed* Common duckweed Ribbon-Leaf pondweed Watershield
Bur-Reed Common reed Snailseed pondweed