Talmages Ice Pond, Branford
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   This 0.4-acre private pond supported abundant growth of the non-native curly leaf pondweed (Potamogeton crispus) during our July 2005 survey. This pondweed grew everywhere except in the most shallow water at the pond’s north end and in a few locations along the east and west shores where overhanging trees created deep shade. Only two other aquatic plant species were observed. Watershield (Brasenia schreberi) grew in a single location along the southwestern shore. Duckweed (Lemna minor) was abundant at the north and south ends of the pond, where it occurred with a species of filamentous algae.

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

Brasenia schreberi

Lemna minor

Potamogeton crispus

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