Eel Grass

  • rhizomes are lightly coloured, extensive and edible raw.
  • rhizomes can be dried for storage.
  • stems and leaf bases are edible raw.
  • stems have a sweet, crisp taste.
  • leaves may have attached herring spawn, which is also edible.
  • look for eel grass in wave-protected areas, rooted in muddy/sandy areas.
  • edible look-alikes are Surf-grass (Phyllospadix scouleri) and Sea-grass (Phyllospadix torreyi).
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