Scientific name: Laminaria digitata
Category: Marine plants
Nature Stars: 40
About: A common 'kelp' seaweed, grows in dense beds, attached to rocky shores up to 20 metres deep.
How to identify: A typical 'kelp' seaweed, dark browny green, with long fronds up to 2 metres long, split into long fingers.
Where: Common on rocky shores all around our coasts.
Fantastic fact: Kelp beds are important nursery habitats for many species of fish.
Photograph credit: Andrew/polandeze