27th September 2012
Having a variety of colorful common names, such as Witch’s Hair, Acid Kelp, and Landlady’s Wig, Desmarestia aculeata is a large seaweed consisting of narrow brown fronds with many side-branches. Its bushy appearance is the reason for it being called landlady’s wig and witch’s hair. The smallest branches are short and spine-like, hence the species name aculeata, which means “prickled.” In summer, the whole plant is covered with delicate branched hairs.
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Having a variety of colorful common names, such as Witch’s Hair, Acid Kelp, and Landlady’s Wig, Desmarestia aculeata is a large seaweed consisting of narrow brown fronds with many side-branches. Its bushy appearance is the reason for it being called landlady’s wig and witch’s hair. The smallest branches are short and spine-like, hence the species name aculeata, which means “prickled.” In summer, the whole plant is covered with delicate branched hairs.

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  3. green-wiggly said: some people just don’t appreciate good seaweed :)
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