Scientific Name: Nucularia perrini Sahraoui [Hassaniyya] Name: ‫[ اسكاف‬Askâf


Location: East of Laâyoune , Morocco Photographed: May 2013

Brief Description: This small bush averages 40 centimeters in height. It is common in the central and western Sahara and also in southern Morocco but is absent in the northern Sahara. This species is rich in water making it very much appreciated by herders. It is believed that should a herd consume large quantities of this plant the animals can go without water for 3 months.