Sea Lettuce

  • edible raw.
  • consists of single, flat, tissue-thin sheet which is long and narrow or fan shaped.
  • usually about a foot in length, though can be up to 1 meter long.
  • color ranges from very pale to emerald green, possibly with white margins.
  • can be found throughout the intertidal and subtidal area and in tide pools.
  • Dark sea lettuce (Ulvaria spp.) looks very similar, and is also edible. Unlike Sea lettuce, it turns a dark color when dried.
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