Twisted Wrack

Name: Twisted Wrack

Scientific name: Fucus spiralis

Category: Marine plants

Nature Stars: 40

What are nature stars?

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.

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Photograph credit: John Wigham


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