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Ceratophyllum demersum (Coon's tail)
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Ceratophyllum demersum

Ceratophyllum demersum L.

Coon's Tail

Ceratophyllaceae (Hornwort Family)

Synonym(s): Ceratophyllum apiculatum, Ceratophyllum demersum var. apiculatum, Ceratophyllum demersum var. apiculatum

USDA Symbol: CEDE4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (N), HI (I), PR (N), VI (N), CAN (N)

Brittle, rootless and entirely submerged. Useful as oxygenator in garden ponds, and as shelter for small fishes and aquatic invertebrates.

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Whorled
Leaf Margin: Entire
Breeding System: Monoecious
Fruit Type: Achene
Leaf: Gray-Green
Fruit:

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Blue

Distribution

USA: AK , AL , AR , AZ , CA , CO , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , HI , IA , ID , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , MO , MS , MT , NC , ND , NE , NH , NJ , NM , NV , NY , OH , OK , OR , PA , RI , SC , SD , TN , TX , UT , VA , VT , WA , WI , WV , WY
Canada: AB , BC , MB , NB , NS , ON , PE , QC , SK

Growing Conditions

Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: High
Aquatic: yes

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL OBL
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Ceratophyllum demersum in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Ceratophyllum demersum in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Ceratophyllum demersum

Metadata

Record Modified: 2016-01-13
Research By: TWC Staff

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