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Reichardia tingitana (L.) Roth

Family: Asteraceae

Arabic name: مطراني – مكنان

Annual herb can grow up to 25 cm high. Stems decumbent, branched from the base. Leaves mostly variable in shape and size. It grows in wadis, mountain slopes, rocky places, and compact sand

Distribution in UAE
It is common and widespread in the Hajar Mountains.

Flowering & Fruiting
January – April

Dried leaves used to treat colic and constipation, and fresh leaves juice used as ear drops (Jongbloed et al. 2003).

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