Lake Forest, Bridgeport
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   Lake Forest is a 66 acre private lake in Bridgeport , surrounded by houses. A yearly four- to nine-foot drawdown helps to control aquatic vegetation.

   Our September, 2007 survey of Lake Forest showed that the dominant plant was the invasive species Najas minor. It occurred in dense patches along the northern shore and less dense patches along the rest of the shoreline. The only other submersed plant species recorded was Potamogeton bicupulatus which was found in a large band on the shallow, rocky arm stretching from the north into the middle of the lake as well as in a patch at the south. A variety of white water lily called Nymphaea odorata ssp. tuberosa was found in the northernmost cove and one place along the eastern shore. Also occurring frequently throughout the lake were Charaphytes, a plant-like algae.

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Species recorded in our 2007 survey of Lake Forest. Click on plant to view herbarium mount (invasives in bold)


Najas minor

Nymphaea odorata ssp. tuberosa

Potamogeton bicupulatus

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