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Schreeder Pond, Killingworth
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   Schreeder Pond is in Chatfield Hollow State Park. It is surrounded by forest, although the state maintains a public swimming area on the eastern shore. There is no boat launch on the pond, which is fed by a stream entering the northern end.

   Floating-leaved species were the most abundant aquatic plants found in Schreeder Pond during a July 2005 survey. A large patch of white water lily (Nymphaea odorata) occurred along the northwest shore, extending as far as 80 feet from shoreline. Watershield (Brasenia schreberi) grew with Nymphaea at the southern end of the patch. Brasenia was even more abundant along the southeast shore of the pond, where Nymphaea occurred only in the shallowest water.

   Submerged species were less abundant, occurring only in small patches widely scattered around the 3.9-acre pond. Floating-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton natans), ribbonleaf pondweed (Potamogeton epihydrus), bladderwort (Utricularia vulgaris) and a Sparganium species grew under the Brasenia in the southern part of the pond. Potamogeton natans and purple bladderwort (Utricularia purpurea) were observed in small areas along the southwest shore. Potamogeton epihydous and U. vulgaris also were found along the western shore, and fine-leaved pondweed (P. pusillus) was observed in one small patch. 

   Schreeder Pond is in Chatfield Hollow State Park. It is surrounded by forest, although the state maintains a public swimming area on the eastern shore. There is no boat launch on the pond, which is fed by a stream entering the northern end.

   Floating-leaved species were the most abundant aquatic plants found in Schreeder Pond during a July 2005 survey. A large patch of white water lily (Nymphaea odorata) occurred along the northwest shore, extending as far as 80 feet from shoreline. Watershield (Brasenia schreberi) grew with Nymphaea at the southern end of the patch. Brasenia was even more abundant along the southeast shore of the pond, where Nymphaea occurred only in the shallowest water.

   Submerged species were less abundant, occurring only in small patches widely scattered around the 3.9-acre pond. Floating-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton natans), ribbonleaf pondweed (Potamogeton epihydrus), bladderwort (Utricularia vulgaris) and a Sparganium species grew under the Brasenia in the southern part of the pond. Potamogeton natans and purple bladderwort (Utricularia purpurea) were observed in small areas along the southwest shore. Potamogeton epihydous and U. vulgaris also were found along the western shore, and fine-leaved pondweed (P. pusillus) was observed in one small patch.

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

Brasenia schreberi

Nymphaea odorata

Potamogeton epihydrus

Potamogeton natans

Potamogeton pusillus

Sparganium sp.

Utricularia purpurea

Utricularia vulgaris


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