Scientific Name: Launaea arborescens

Location: East of Laâyoune , Morocco Photographed: June 2013

Sahraoui [Hassaniyya] Name: ‫[ ام ألبينة‬Mulbeïna]

Brief Description: A thorny bush that averages 1 meter in height and is a pasture for camels in the dry season (pictured above). Its latex is used for treating against diarrhea, fever, and stomach problems. The spider, called ‘râtilla’ [‫ ]راتلة‬in the Hasaniyya language, commonly makes their webs among this plant species.