Coontail

Coontail

Ceratophyllum demersum
coontail bw
This is a species that has no true roots and is often found floating in the creek. The plants have thin, tiny leaves that are arranged in clusters of ten or more around the stem. Each thin leaf has tiny teeth along one edge. The clusters of leaves are thicker toward the tip of the stems. This plant can be found during the Fall and Spring. Although not eaten by many species of waterfowl, Coontail provides a great hiding place for many different animal species.


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