Lucky Pond, Wallingford
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   Lucky Pond is a 1 acre body of water surrounded by former agricultural fields that are now part of a land trust.  The maximum depth is 8.2 feet.

   Our July 2005 survey found all aquatic plants along the water’s edge.   The most widespread species was leafy pondweed ( Potamogeton foliosus), it was found in a large area of the northeastern part of the pond and sparsely along the other shores. Potamogeton natans was also found frequently. The invasive curly leaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus) was found in two locations along the eastern shore and the southern shore while invasive Eurasian water milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) was found in patches in the northern section of the pond.    

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

Potamogeton crispus

Myriophyllum spicatum

Ludwigia palustris

Potamogeton natans

Potamogeton foliosus

Lemna minor


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