Muskgrass

Chara spp.

 Also known as: Stonewart, Skunkweed, Sandgrass, Chara. 

Also known as: Stonewart, Skunkweed, Sandgrass, Chara. 

Muskgrass is often mistaken for a vascular plant, but is actually a form of algae. It grows most commonly in shallow water where the nutrient levels are high. Its rough texture and strong, musty odor, almost garlic-like, easily distinguishes it when pulled from the water.