Crystal Pond, Woodstock
Crystal Pond Species Map

Crystal Pond is a privately owned, 145-acre body of water located in Woodstock, CT. Residential development occurs around the entire lake except for the eastern side. Only boats registered with this lake and special exceptions are allowed.

Our July, 2009 survey documented 24 species of aquatic plants with none being invasive. Robbins' pondweed (Potamogeton robbinsii) was abundant within about 40 meters (130 meters) of the shoreline. Throughout the coves and in shallower water, large-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton amplifolius), sevenangle pipewort (Eriocaulon aquaticum), variable pondweed (Potamogeton gramineus), small waterwort (Elatine minima), needle spikerush (Eleocharis acicularis), slender naiad (Najas flexilis), and southern naiad (Najas guadalupensiswere common. A sparse populations of western waterweed (Elodea nuttallii) was found in along the southeastern shoreline. Eelgrass (Vallisneria americanawas abundant in the northern cove, and slender watermilfoil (Myriophyllum tenellum) was found along the northeastern shoreline. Arrowhead (Sagittaria species) was found on the northwest shoreline, and white water lily (Nymphaea odorata) was abundant in the small cove in the southern end.

Species Recorded in our 2009 survey of Crystal Pond.
Scientific Names
Arrowhead Golden hedge-hyssop Sago pondweed Variable pondweed
Bittercress Large-Leaf pondweed Sevenangle pipewort Waterwort
Bur-Reed Purple bladderwort Slender naiad Western waterweed
Common bladderwort Quillwort Small pondweed
Eelgrass Ribbon-Leaf pondweed Southern naiad
Floating bladderwort Robbins' pondweed Spikerush