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The Bunch Plants of the Genus Ceratophyllum, aka Hornworts, Coontails

by Bob Fenner

Coontail in an aquarium

Ceratophyllum demersum. Coontail, Hornwort, a hardy rootless/floating plant, much loved and vilified for its easy propagation, use as "baby hiding grass"... and as a pest weed, easily spread in the wild. Varieties can be found that live in hard to softer, cool to warmer waters.

Bibliography/Further Reading:

Baensch, Hans A. & Rudiger Riehl. 1993. Aquarium Atlas, v. 2. BAENSCH, Germany. 1212 pp.

Brunner, Gerhard. 1973. Aquarium Plants. T.F.H. Publications, NJ. 159 pp.

James, Barry. 1986. A Fishkeeper's Guide To Aquarium Plants. Salamander Books, U.K.. 117 pp.

Randall, Karen. 2000. More of the "C"s, Aquatic Horticulture. Aquarium Frontiers 10/00.

Riehl, Rudiger & Hans A. Baensch. 1987. Aquarium Atlas, v. 1. MERGUS, Germany. 992 pp.

Riehl, Rudiger & Hans A. Baensch, 1996. Aquarium Atlas, v. 3. MERGUS, Germany. 1103 pp.

Roe, Colin D. 1967. A Manual of Aquarium Plants. Shirley Aquatics, England. 111 pp.

Stodola, Jiri. 1967. Encyclopedia of Water Plants. T.F.H. Publications, NJ. 368 pp.


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