Gables Pond, Farmington - 2009
Gables Pond Species Map

Gables Pond is a private 13.8-acre body of water located in Farmington, CT. A retirement community is located to its south.  The remainder of the shore is mainly wooded. Our August 2009 survey found twelve aquatic plant species. Of these, Eurasian watermilfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum) and minor naiad (Najas minor) are invasive.

Eurasian watermilfoil was the most abundant species being found throughout the center of the pond. Minor naiadwas relatively abundant mainly along the edges out to the milfoil. The native species coontail (Ceratophyllum demersum), spineless hornwort (Ceratophyllum echinatum), small pondweed (Potamogeton pusillus), and slender naiad (Najas flexilis) occurred with Eurasian watermilfoil in the center of the pond. Slender naiad also occurred with minor naiad along the shoreline edges. Lower in abundance was white water lily (Nymphaea odorata), found only along the north shoreline. Along the southeast shore was sparse spikerush (Eleocharis species), water plantain (Alisma species), and small waterwort (Elatine minima). Large-Leaf pondweed (Potamogeton amplifolius) was only found growing twice on the north end of the southern cove.

Species recorded in our 2009 survey of Gables Pond.
Scientific Names
*Invasive Species
Arrowhead Large-Leaf pondweed Spikerush
Bur-Reed Minor naiad* Spineless hornwort
Coontail Slender naiad Water plantain
Eurasian watermilfoil* Small pondweed Western waterweed
Floating bladderwort Small waterwort White water lily