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Chara species ID?

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I know it's macro algae... but this particular one looks different from the other varieties down here in FL. Hoping someone has an idea.

Mysterious Chara (ID Me!):

Typical FL Chara ("muskgrass"):

The stems and needles are rough to the touch, i.e. calcium carbonate. Does not smell a lot like sulfur though, even though I found it floating in a sulfur spring... it reminds me of the red cherry plant (chara fragilis) found in sulawesi lakes:

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