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Coontail

Scientific Name: Ceratophyllum demersum 

Distinguishing Characteristics:
Thin, rough leaves very similar to Chara that are whorled around stem; but the leaves are forked and whorls of a healthy specimen are closer together giving the appearance of a raccoon’s tail.
Plant has no noticeable odor.
Can grow in deep water and become topped out at the surface.

Ceratophyllum demersum taken by Graves Lovell

Ceratophyllum demersum taken by Graves Lovell

Ceratophyllum demersum taken by Graves Lovell

Ceratophyllum demersum taken by Graves Lovell


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