The species is green coloured and is measured 2–20 centimetres (0.79–7.9 in) in length.
Consumption and production 
The plant is widely produced in China, Japan, and Korea. The species is edible by both animals and humans alike, due to its high levels of nutrients and good taste. It is also used in various cosmetics to prevent skin itchiness. It is used as fertilizer because it adds a wide range of minerals to the soil.
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- "Enteromorpha (Ulva) compressa (Linnaeus) Greville" (PDF). Retrieved March 24, 2013.
- "Ulva compressa Linnaeus". Retrieved March 24, 2013.
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