|Wyttcran in winter
|Carnivorous false plant
The wyttcran is actually neither a plant nor a seaweed but an animal.
Its anatomy displays a foot that anchors on a lake's bottom or attaches to hard substrates by adhesion such as a sucker, surmounted by a body from which radiate smooth sharp stinging tentacles arranged in concentric circles around at least one central flexible "mast" bearing a yellow quiff.
This organism is a predator that can engulf an imprudent swimmer after knocking him unconscious with its poisonous tentacles.