Pistapaug Pond, Wallingford
Pistapaug Pond a 136-acre municipal reservoir for the town of
Aquatic plants grew abundantly around the pond's edges at the time of our June 2005 survey. The most abundant of these was small pondweed (Potamogeton pusillus) which occurred in large patches all around the pond and was particularly abundant in a broad shallow water area at the pond’s southern end. Patches of other pondweeds, including variable pondweed (P. gramineus), Illinois pondweed (P. illinoensis), and snailseed pondweed (P. bicupulatus), also were recorded in this area, as were slender naiad (Najas flexilis), water smartweed (Polygonum amphibium) and the invasive Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum).
Eurasian watermilfoil also grew along the eastern shore except where the pond's bottom dropped steeply. Small patches of
Plants were more abundant along the western shore, where small pondweed and Eurasian watermilfoil grew in wide, dense bands. A large area near the southwestern shore supported abundant growth of snailseed pondweed. Also in this area were patches of Illinois pondweed, slender naiad, yellow water lily (Nuphar variegata), and water smartweed.
|Species recorded in our 2005 survey of Pistapaug Pond.
|Arrowhead||Large-Leaf pondweed||Snailseed pondweed|
|Coontail||Needle spikerush||Variable pondweed|
|Eurasian watermilfoil*||Slender naiad||Water smartweed|
|Illinois pondweed||Small pondweed||Yellow water lily|