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Herniaria hirsuta L.       

Family: Caryophyllaceae

Arabic name: حليكة – شولة

Annual herb, covered with stiff white hairs, stems prostrate, much branched, spreading up to 4-12 cm. The plant grows on sand, clay and limestone ground.

Distribution in UAE

Flowering & Fruiting
February – April

In some countries, this plant used in the treatment of kidney stones (Fouada et al. 2006).

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