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Scientific Name: Ceratophyllum demersum
•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.