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What Is Chara

    …* Algae: Algae is a cellular plant that is a common nuisance with no distinguishable leaves or root system. Referred to as string algae or pond scum is algae that floats on top of the water in clusters turn the water green and is often treated by a liquid algaecide. Chara is algae that looks…
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  • …the pond if left untreated. * Chara is an advanced form of algae and has gray-green branched multicellular algae. Chara has 6 to 16 leaf-like whorled branchlets that grow in spirals around the stem with thorn-like projections. Chara will not grow to the surface and is often mistaken for submerged…
    …them down to the roots. Similar to contact chemicals it is best to treat first as cutting the plants down stops the absorption process and prevents the chemical from getting into their system. For more information of which chemical is best to treat your algae or weeds see our Weed Identification…