Scientific Name: Aizoon canariense Sahraoui [Hassaniyya] Name: ‫[ تزة‬Teza

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Location: Guelmim, Morocco Photographed: May 2013

Brief Description: Rare in the northern Sahara; commonly found in the central, western and southern Sahara, it is a hairy plant found at the base of the soil. Ants collect the grains of this plant and store them in their hills. During periods of famine, Saharan peoples collect the seeds from anthills.