Hawai'i Coral Reef Network

Marine Plants of Hawai'i

Order Ulvales

Ulva fasciata
Description: very common; known as sea lettuce; flat twisted and grass green in color
Size: blade 1-10cm wide and 5-100 cm long
Habitat: abundant in high nutrient water, intertidal rocks and pools. Very common

Ulva reticulata
Description: green grass color, looks like netting.
Size: up to 3m in length
Habitat: reef flats, and covering other seaweeds


Last update: 1/25/2005