Gables Pond, Farmington
Gables Pond Species Map

            Gables Pond is a private 13.8 acre body of water located in Farmington, CT.  A retirement community is located to its south. The remainder of the shore is mainly wooded. Our August, 2009 survey found twelve aquatic plant species. Of these, Myriophyllum spicatum and Najas minor  are invasive.

            Myriophyllum spicatum was the most abundant species being found throughout the center of the pond. Najas minor was relatively abundant mainly along the edges out to the milfoil. The native species Ceratophyllum demersum, Ceratophyllum echinatum, Potamogeton pusillus, and Najas flexilis occurred with Myriophyllum spicatum in the center of the pond. Najas flexilis also occurred with Najas minor along the shoreline edges. Lower in abundance was Nymphaea odorata found only along the north shoreline. Along the southeast shore was sparse Eleocharis sp.,  Alisma sp., and Elatine minima. Potamogeton amplifolius was only found growing twice on the north end of the southern cove.

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Species recorded in our 2009 survey of Gables Pond. Click on plant to view herbarium mount (invasive species listed in bold).

Alisma sp.

Ceratophyllum demersum

Ceratophyllum echinatum

Elatine minima

Eleocharis sp.

Elodea nuttallii

Myriophyllum spicatum

Najas flexilis

Najas minor

Nymphaea odorata

Potamogeton amplifolius

Potamogeton pusillus

Sagittaria sp.

Sparganium sp.

Utricularia radiata

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