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Wampum Hill Pond, Wilton
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   The private 3 acre Wampum Hill Pond was created when a dam was built across a small stream in 1963. The dam is at the south end of the pond.

   Nine aquatic plants were recorded during our September 2005 survey, and all of them were native species. The entire surface of the pond was covered by plants in the duckweed family, including Lemna minor, Spirodela polyrhiza and Wolffia brasiliensis. The floating-leaved yellow-water lily (Nuphar variegata) occurred in one small patch on the east side of the pond, and the submerged coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum) was abundant throughout the small water body. Fine-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton pusillus) was relatively abundant in a limited area at the north end of the pond. Another pondweed, Potamogeton zosteriformis, occurred in three small patches, and bushy pondweed (Najas flexilis) occurred in two. False loosestrife (Ludwigia palustris) was recorded in a single location.

           

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

Ceratophyllum demersum

Lemna minor

Ludwigia palustris

Najas flexilis

Nuphar variegata

Potamogeton pusillus

Potamogeton zosteriformis

Spirodela polyrhiza

Wolffia brasiliensis


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