Sea Vegetables: Sea Lettuce, Ulva lactuca
This green seaweed is known for thin, sheet-like appearance, which contributes to its name “sea lettuce”. The edges are smooth to undulating, rounded, and often lobed. It is commonly found in shallow calm coves (Littler et al. 2008. Submersed Plants of the Indian River Lagoon). It grows very fast in the wild and in culture and is harvested worldwide as an edible seaweed. Ulva makes for a great addition to soups, salads, and smoothies.