Mystic Seaport Pond, Mystic
Mystic Seaport Pond Species Map
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   Mystic Seaport Pond is a very small (0.3 acre) pond located near Mystic Seaport. It was surveyed in August 2006.

   This pond is notable for its very large population of Hydrilla verticillata, a highly invasive plant that is very rare to Connecticut.  This plant is found everywhere in the pond, except for the deeper basin to the north.

   Other submerged species that were found in included; Ludwigia palustris on the eastern and south western shores, Sagittaria latifolia lining the shore on the southern 1/3 of the pond, and Potamogeton natans in very small patches in the middle of the western shore and in the southeast corner.

   Emergent species include Typha, found along the perimeter on the northern shore, southwest shore, and in a large patch in the middle of the western shore.  Pontederia cordata is also found in these places, as well as on the southeast shore.


   The floating water lilies, Nymphaea odorata and Nuphar variegata, are mainly clustered on the north and south shorelines.

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Species recorded in our 2006 survey of Mystic Seaport Pond. Click on plant to view herbarium mount. (invasive species in bold)

Hydrilla Verticillata

Ludwigia palustris

Nuphar variegata

Nymphaea odorata

Pontederia cordata

Potamogeton natans

Sagittaria latifolia

Unidentified sedge

Typha sp.

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