Scientific Name: Beta patellaris Classical Arabic Name: ‫[ سلڭ‬Selg

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Location: Joriadi , Morocco Photographed: March 2013

Brief Description: An annual that grows along the ground from 40 to 80 centimeters. It is found in the western and central regions of the Sahara. Hassaniyya speakers collect the seeds, fry them in oil and use the concoction as a topical application for children suffering from ear inflammations or infections.