Split Kelp

Laminaria bongardiana

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Color: Brown (Dark)
Shape: Blade
Texture: Smooth
Size: Up to 6’
Zone: Intertidal to Subtidal
Range: Alaska to California

Description: Branched holdfast, long stipe of up to 2’. The broad, smooth blade is split into several sections.

Edibility: Edible

Distinctive characteristics:

Collection notes: Cut above the holdfast to encourage regrowth.

Phylum: Phaeophyta (Brown Algae)
Previous names: Laminaria groenlandica
Similar species: Can be hard to tell apart from Laminaria saccharina.