Fucus vesiculosus L.

Creator(s):
  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
  • Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
Creator role(s):
  • Creator
  • Creator
  • funded by Hoffman / Sanders & Women's Board Field of Dreams
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: funded by Hoffman / Sanders & Women's Board Field of Dreams
  • Fucus vesiculosus L., Kelp Soda, Ireland, F
    Creator: Field Museum of Natural History - Botany Department
    [Copyright] Field Museum of Natural History - CC BY-NC
    Description: Fucus vesiculosus L., Kelp Soda, Ireland, F
Current Determination: Fucus vesiculosus L.
Family: Fucaceae
Location: Republic of Ireland: Connacht

Description: Obtained by burning kelp. Formerly this was the principal source of soda in Great Britain, for the manufacture of soap and glass.
Catalog Subset: Economic Botany
EMu IRN: 50781
OccurenceID: b66a3edc-5eb4-4f5e-8fb8-89c95cc568bb