Scientific Name: Devera scoparia Sahraoui [Hassaniyya] Name: ‫[ بحمة‬Bihima


Location: East of Laâyoune , Morocco Photographed: May 2013

Brief Description: A perennial that grows from 60 centimeters to 1 meter, it is endemic in North Africa, frequent in the northern Sahara, the mountainous regions of the Hoggar and Tassili des Ajjers, and rare in other parts of the central Sahara. It is a fair pasture, commonly browsed by camels. It gives off an odor that resembles fennel. Dry sprouts are collected and pounded into a powder to use against snake bites. An infusion is created with the spouts to aid digestion.

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