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of Natural Sciences
Ceratophyllaceae (Hornwort Family)
Ceratophyllaceae are aquatic plants with roots in the mud. The leaves are whorled and
finely dissected. The flowers are inconspicuous and the fruit is a beaked achene.
Now formally thought to represent a lineage distinct from the Eudicots, this family is placed here for convenience.