Gutweed

Name: Gutweed

Scientific name: Enteromorpha intestinalis

Category: Marine plants

Nature Stars: 20

What are nature stars?

About: A common seaweed of rock pools, saltmarshes and sea water ditches. Up to 75cm long. Pale green, often with bubbles of air trapped inside.

How to identify: Pale green inflated tubes, with pinched-in 'waists' along its length. Looks a bit like intestines.

Where: All around our coasts

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Photograph credit: George Paterson


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