underwater photos of chara vulgaris

i’ve been meaning to post these for quite some time now: chara vulgaris is a multicellular green alga in the family characeae (de: armleuchteralgen; the closest relative of green land plants).
here are three underwater pictures of chara vulgaris in its natural habitat:

pictures were taken in telfs, austria. species identification was done by a colleague adept in algae.

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