Furbelows seaweed, Saccorhiza polyschides

Furbelows seaweed, Saccorhiza polyschides

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Caption: Furbelows seaweed holdfast (Saccorhiza polyschides). This part of the plant anchors to the rock. Furbelows is the largest European seaweed, it can grow up to 4.5 metres in length. It is used as a fertilizer and is eaten as the Japanese food kombu. It is also a good source of iodine.

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