Scientific Name: Fucus vesiculosus
Number of Blades/Leaves: 1
Blade/Leaf Width: 30cm
Color: Available in Green, Brown, or Green/Brown
Distribution: Fucus vesiculosus, known by the common name bladder wrack or bladderwrack is common on the shores of the British Isles. It has been recorded from the Atlantic shores of Europe, Northern Russia, the Baltic Sea, Greenland, Azores, Canary Islands, Morocco and Madeira. It is also found on the Atlantic coast of North America from Ellesmere Island, Hudson Bay to North Carolina.
Description: The fronds of Fucus vesiculosus grow to 90cm (35in) long and 2.5cm (1in) wide and have a prominent midrib throughout. It is attached by a basal disc-shaped holdfast. It has almost spherical air bladders which are usually paired, one on either side of the mid-rib, but may be absent in young plants. The margin is smooth and the frond is dichotomously branched.