Hummers Pond, Madison


2005 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Hummers Pond

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Transect Data (241 KB, .pdf format*)  | Water Data

   Hummers Pond is 7.6 acres, and does not have public access.  The south and west sides of the pond are surrounded by condominium complexes.  The remaining sides of the pond were covered in forest.

   The majority of Hummers Pond had been treated with herbicides about one month before our July 2005 survey, so the results of that survey are unlikely to reflect the diversity and abundance of aquatic plants under natural conditions.  Evidence of the herbicide treatment was especially evident in the southern portion of the pond, which was largely free of plants, and large rhizomes of Nymphaea odorata were observed on the surface of the water. 

   Wolffia brasiliensis covered the surface of both the northern and southern parts of the pond.  Nymphaea odorata and Nuphar variegata grew abundantly near the shore in the pond’s northern end and in the middle. Brasenia schreberi, Ceratophyllum echinatum , Potamogeton foliosus, Utricularia purpurea and Utricularia gibba also were found in the middle of the pond.  Potamogeton bicupulatus was found mostly in a cove on the west side of the lake, along with small patches of Brasenia schreberi, Nuphar variegata and Utricularia gibba.

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

Brasenia schreberi

Ceratophyllum demersum

Nuphar variegata

Nymphaea odorata

Potamogeton bicupulatus

Potamogeton foliosus

Utricularia gibba

Utricularia purpurea

Wolffia brasiliensis

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