Aquacide — Chara (Chara vulgaris)

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Chara (Chara vulgaris)

Leaf-like structures whorled around hollow stem. Dense growth attached, but not rooted to the bottom. May carpet large areas of a lake or pond bottom. Has a strong musky odor when crushed. May have a gritty texture due to mineral deposits on the surface. May be confused with Bushy Pondweed or Coontail.

E=Excellent, G=Good, F=Fair

*in water less than 3 feet deep.