- 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.