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Oakwood Pond Species Map

2006 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Oakwood Pond

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   Oakwood Pond is a small pond in Guilford, CT.   Our July 2006 survey found 11 aquatic plant species. None were invasive.

   Most of the pond, excluding about ¼ toward the northwest, contains Najas flexilis and Potamogeton bicupulatus.  The southern shoreline contains  Eleocharis acicularis, Callitriche heterophylla, Elatine minima, Polygonum sp., and Eleocharis elliptica.  The eastern-most point of the pond has a large patch of Callitriche heterophylla.  A small area in the middle of the eastern shore contains Typha sp .,  Lemna minor, and Callitriche heterophylla.    Polygonum sp. and Ceratophyllum echinatum can be found all along the northern shore.  Small patches of Nymphaea odorata are found in the northeast cove and near the dock in the south.  Utricularia gibba borders the western shore of the peninsula in the north, along with Polygonum sp., Callitriche heterophylla, and Ceratophyllum echinatum.  The southwest quarter of the lake appears devoid of all notable plants except for one very small patch of Potamogeton bicupulatus.

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

Callitriche heterophylla

Ceratophyllum echinatum

Elatine minima

Eleocharis acicularis

Eleocharis elliptica

Lemna minor

Ludwigia palustris

Najas flexilis

Nymphaea odorata

Polygonum sp.

Potamogeton bicupulatus

Typha sp.

Utricularia gibba


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