Scientific Name: – Porphyra laciniata
Porphyra is a cold water seaweed that grows in cold shallow sea water. More specifically, it is a foliose red algal genus of laver, comprising approximately 70 species. It grows in the intertidal zone, typically between the upper intertidal zone and the splash zone in cold waters of temperate oceans. In East Asia, it is used to produce the sea vegetable products nori (in Japan) and gim (in Korea). There are considered to be 60 to 70 species of Porphyra worldwide and seven in the British Isles.