Scientific Name: Asparagus altissimus

Location: East of Laâyoune , Morocco Photographed: March 2013

Sahraoui [Hassaniyya] Name: ‫[ السكوم‬Sakoum]

Brief Description: A thorny plant that is located in the western parts of the Sahara. It grows at rocky outcrops and at the base of mountains. Little is known about this species and what significance it has to local communities.