Family: Characeae (STONEWORT).
Division: Charophyta (STONEWORTS).
Other common names: algae, stonewort algae, green algae.
Generic common name: STONEWORT.
Circle X Ranch: Canyon View Trail, shallow pools of intermittent streambed, August 2010.
Chara are members of the plant division Charophyta which are all freshwater pondweeds.