Rak Pond, Middletown
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Rak Pond is a two acre private pond in Middletown, CT. Our CAES IAPP 2015 aquatic plant survey found 12 native aquatic plant species and no invasive species. Prolific submersed plants included; Utricularia purpurea (purple bladderwort), Sagittaria species (arrowhead) and Myriophyllum humile (low water milfoil). Emergent plants including; Juncas species, Phragmites species, and Sagittaria species (arrowhead) were frequently observed along the shoreline. No vegetation appeared to be a nuisance.
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Species recorded in our 2015 survey of Rak Pond. Click on a plant to view herbarium mount. (Invasive species in bold)
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