Bleach Weed

Prionitis lanceolata

Color: Red (Purple)
Shape: Branching
Texture: Smooth
Size: 10–15”
Zone: Intertidal
Range: Alaska to Mexico

Description: Bleach weed is narrow at the base, then branches into flat blades, fringed irregularly with small blade-lets that seem to be attached at an angle with the main blade rather than flush. The holdfast is disc-shaped. 


Distinctive characteristics: Smells like bromine. 

Collection notes: 

Phylum: Rhodophyta (Red Algae)
Previous names: Gelidium lanceolatum, Zanardinula lanceolata
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