Vascular Plants of the Gila Wilderness

Presented in Association with the
Western New Mexico University Department of Natural Sciences

(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.

Ceratophyllum_demersum (Coon's Tail)

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