Ingham Pond, Old Saybrook


2005 Aquatic Plant Survey Map of Ingham Pond

Transect Data | Water Data

Ingham Pond is largely surrounded by woods, although I-95 passes only about 50 m to its south. There are no homes on the 14.3-acre pond, although a small private beach exists at the west end of the south shore.

Plants were only found in shallow water near the shore during our July 2005 survey. Watershield (Brasenia schreberi) was the most abundant species, occurring on all sides of the lake. White water lily (Nymphaea odorata) also was found on all sides of Ingham Pond. Spikerush (Eleocharis species), Engelmann's quillwort (Isoëtes engelmannii), and variable pondweed (Potamogeton gramineus) were found on the south, east, and west sides of the lake, while spotted pondweed (Potamogeton pulcher) was found on the north, east, and west sides. Purple bladderwort (Utricularia purpurea) was found on the south, west, and north sides of the lake, while pickerelweed (Pontederia cordata) was only found on the south and west sides and snailseed pondweed (Potamogeton bicupulatus) was only found on the south and east sides. Small waterwort (Elatine minima) and humped bladderwort (Utricularia gibba) were only found on the west side of Ingham Pond, and slender naiad (Najas flexilis) and ribbon-leaf pondweed (Potamogeton epihydrus) were only found on the east side of the pond.

Species recorded in our 2005 survey of Ingham Pond.
Scientific Names
Engelmann's quillwort Slender naiad Variable pondweed
Humped bladderwort Small waterwort Watershield
Pickerelweed Snailseed pondweed White water lily
Purple bladderwort Spikerush
Ribbon-Leaf pondweed Spotted pondweed