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Private Pond, Westport
Private Pond, Westport
2012 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Private Pond, Westport
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   Private Pond is a 1.0 acre pond located on private property in Westport, CT.  It is a small, shallow pond with only a few houses that have access to the shore.  There is not a boat ramp. It is mainly used for viewing wildlife and other aesthetic purposes.

   The 2012 CAES IAPP survey was conducted in regards to a concern of a small floating species that had taken over the surface of the lake.  Upon surveying, the species was found to be Azolla species .  This is the first time this plant has been found by CAES IAPP.  Generally, this is a common water gardening plant that does not tend to over winter.  It seemed to have been able to survive over the 2011-2012 winter and now is the dominant plant in the lake.  Three other floating species were found: Lemna minor, Spirodela polyrhiza, and Wolffia species.  One other plant was found, Ceratophyllum echinatum .  This plant was the least abundant of the five.

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Species recorded in our 2012 survey of Private Pond, Westport. Click on plant to view herbarium mount. (invasive species in bold)
Ceratophyllum echinatum
Lemna minor
Spirodela polyrhiza
Wolffia species

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