Branch Lake

Ellsworth, Hancock, Maine
MIDAS 4328

Aquatic Plants

The following is a composite list, generated from all available plant data for this lake. The list may draw from one or multiple sources. The quality and completeness of the data will vary from lake to lake, depending upon the scope and the purpose of survey, as well as the level of expertise of the surveyor/s. Some surveys, for example those done by trained volunteers as part of and invasive aquatic plant screening surveys, have not been checked for accuracy, and are often not complete.

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aquatic moss spp. aquatic moss spp. arrowhead, common Sagittaria latifolia arrowhead, grass-leaved Sagittaria graminea arrowhead, northern Sagittaria cuneata arrowhead, spp. Sagittaria spp. bladderwort, common Utricularia vulgaris bladderwort, floating Utricularia radiata bladderwort, large purple Utricularia purpurea bladderwort, northern Utricularia intermedia bladderwort, spp. Utricularia spp. bryozoan colony (ectoprocta) Bryozoa bulrush, common three-square Schoenoplectus pungens bulrush, softstem Schoenoplectus tabernaemontani bulrush, water Schoenoplectis subterminalis bur-reed, American Sparganium americanum bur-reed, floating leaf Sparganium fluctuans bur-reed, narrow floating-leaf Sparganium angustifolium bur-reed, spp. (emergent) Sparganium spp. cattail, common Typha latifolia cattail spp. Typha spp. coontail Ceratophyllum demersum duckweed, giant Spirodela polyrhiza golden pert Gratiola aurea horsetail, water Equisetum fluviatile little floating heart Nymphoides cordata mermaid weed, spp. Proserpinaca spp. metaphyton (colonial algae "clouds") metaphyton naiad, slender Najas flexilis naiad, spp Najas spp. naiad, thread-like Najas gracillima pickerel weed Pontedaria cordata pipewort Eriocaulon aquaticum pondweed, Berchtold's slender Potamogeton berchtoldii pondweed, clasping-leaf Potamogeton perfoliatus pondweed, fern Potamogeton robbinsii pondweed, floating-leaf Potamogeton natans pondweed, large-leaf Potamogeton amplifolius pondweed, Oakes' Potamogeton oakesianus pondweed, red Potamogeton alpinus pondweed, ribbon-leaf Potamogeton epihydrous pondweed, slender Potamogeton pusillus pondweed, small Potamogeton pusilloid spp. pondweed, spiral-fruited Potamogeton spirillus pondweed, spp. Potamogeton spp. pondweed, variable Potamogeton gramineus pondweed, white-stem Potamogeton praelongus quillwort Isoetes spp. rush, bayonet Juncus militaris rush, brown-fruited Juncus pelocarpus rush, spp. Juncus spp. spatterdock Nuphar variegata spikerush, needle Eleocharis acicularis spikerush, Robbin's Eleocharis robbinsii sponge, freshwater spp. sponge, freshwater stonewort spp. Nitella spp. swamp candles Lysimachia terrestris threeway sedge Dulichium arundinaceum water buttercup Ranunculus spp. water crowfoot, yellow Ranunculus flabellaris water lily, fragrant Nymphaea odorata water lobelia Lobelia dortmanna water marigold Bidens beckii water-milfoil, dwarf Myriophyllum tenellum water-milfoil, Farwell's Myriophyllum farwellii water-milfoil, low Myriophyllum humile water-milfoil, spp. Myriophyllum spp. water-milfoil, whorled Myriophyllum verticillatum water parsnip Sium suave watershield Brasenia schreberi water smartweed Persicaria amphibia waterweed, common Elodea canadensis waterweed, slender Elodea nutallii wild celery (eel grass) Vallisneria americana