Horseshoe Pond, Wilton
Horseshoe Pond

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    Horseshoe Pond is a 5.5 acre lake located in Wilton, CT.  Road outline most of the lake with only a few houses actually bordering the lake.  A small, town park is located in southeast corner. There is no public boat access to this pond.
   The CAES IAPP vegetative survey found the presence of 11 aquatic macrophytes.  One species, Najas minor (Brittle waternymph), was invasive.  This plant was found in two small patches located in the southwest corner of the lake and along the middle of the eastern shore.  Nymphaea odorata (White water lily) was the most dominant plant in the pond.  It covered the majority of the surface of the pond except for a portion along the southern shore and north center where the water level was deeper.  Frequently, Ceratophyllum echinatum (Coontail, native) was found growing with N. odorata. Potamogeton pusillus (slender pondweed) was found growing more dominantly along the southern half of the pond than the northern portion. 

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Species recorded in our 2013 survey of Horseshoe Pond. Click on plant to view herbarium mount. (invasive species in bold)
Lemna minor
Lemna trisulca
Spirodela polyrhiza

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