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2004 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Lake Wintergreen

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Transect Data (227 KB, .pdf format*) | Water Data

   Potamogeton epihydrus was the most abundant aquatic species during our August 2004 survey in Lake Wintergreen, a 44.4-acre water body located in West Rock Park, where fishing is permitted but swimming and motors are banned. A total of 10 aquatic plants were recorded in the lake, all of them native species. Potamogeton epihydrus was particularly abundant in a large, shallow cove at the lake’s north end, where Brasenia schreberi also was abundant. Other species recorded in the north cove were Potamogeton bicupulatus and Nymphaea odorata, which occurred in large patches, and Utricularia gibba, Najas flexilis and Potamogeton foliosus.


   Potamogeton epihydrus also occurred along the eastern side of the main body of the lake. Potamogeton bicupulatus was found in large patches on the eastern side, and Najas flexilis occurred in a large patch in a small cove with shallow water.  Only patches of Eriocaulon aquaticum and Potamogeton epihydrus were found at the lake’s southern end.


   Eriocaulon aquaticum and Brasenia schreberi were most abundant on the west side of the lake. Large patches of Potamogeton bicupulatus and Potamogeton epihydrus and smaller patches or individual plants of Eleocharis acicularis, Utricularia gibba, Nuphar odorata, Najas flexilis and Potamogeton foliosus also were recorded.

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Species recorded in our 2004 survey of Wintergreen Lake.Click on plant to view herbarium mount. (invasive species in bold)

Potamogeton bicupulatus

Potamogeton epihydrus

Potamogeton vaseyi

Potamogeton foliosus

Najas flexilis

Utricularia gibba

Nymphaea odorata

Brasenia schreberi

Eriocaulon aquaticum

Eleocharis cf. acicularis

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