common noun. algae (a very 'hairy' seaweed that is used to collect xs'waanx)
Scientific name: Gracilaria lemaneiformis and/or Gracilariopsis sp. Identified as chordaria by Dunn (Practical Dictionary).
Luk'wil mmii xs'waanx da la̱x legi. The herring eggs are really thick on the "hair" (a type of seaweed).
Boiled legi - photograph courtesy of Tammy Blumhagen.