Name: Twisted Wrack
Scientific name: Fucus spiralis
Category: Marine plants
Nature Stars: 40
About: A common 'wrack' seaweed, grows just below the high water mark on rocky shores. Fronds grow up to 40cm long.
How to identify: A pale olive-brown 'wrack' seaweed, recognised by the spirally twisting fronds with an obvious rib down the middle, and the paired swollen tips which look like soaked golden sultanas.
Where: Common on rocky shores all around our coasts.
Photograph credit: John Wigham