Brown Ribbon Weed (DICTYOTA SPP.)
Handle plants gently being careful not to squash branches.
Keep plants cool and ventilated. Refrigerate if not eaten right away. Plants can be dried for longer storage.
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Brown ribbon weed is found on shallow reefs, inlagoons, and in seagrass beds. The plant has Y-shaped branches and flat blades that are golden to dark brown in color. Different varieties can grow all year round in clumps or separately and shine in different colors underwater (Novaczek, 2001).