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Scientific Name: Malva parviflora

Location: East of Layoune , Morocco Photographed: April 2013

Sahraoui [Hassaniyya] Name: [ Khabeza]

Brief Description: A decumbent or erect herb that can reach up to 50 centimeters in height but generally remains around 10 to 20. It is rare in the Sahara but associated with the western, central and eastern regions. Its leaves are known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.