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Classification of Natural Ponds and Lakes
in the Glaciated Prairie Region

Plate 10


jpg -- Slightly Brackish Pond (intermediate between III-B-2 and IV-B-2) with Emergent Vegetation of Central Zone
Plate 10. Slightly brackish pond (intermediate between III-B-2 and IV-B-2) with emergent vegetation of central zone, composed of a mixture of shallow-marsh and deep-marsh associations. Dominant shallow-marsh species include slough sedge (Carex atherodes), whitetop (Scolochloa festucacea) and common spikerush (Eleocharis palustris). Dominant deep-marsh species include hybrid cattail (Typha "glauca"), river bulrush (Scirpus fluviatilis) and hardstem bulrush (Scirpus acutus). July 15, 1965, Stutsman County, N. Dak.


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