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Henbane

Hyoscyamus boveanus

Description:

These plants are called sakaraan by the Bedouin, a word that means “intoxicated” or “drunk”, describing the effects of this plant if ingested by humans. Visual hallucinations are a common effect. The plant is toxic, and sometimes fatal, for most animals, but there are some caterpillars that munch happily on its leaves. The plant has also been used medicinally.

Habitat:

sandy desert plains and wadis

Notes:

Hyoscyamus boveanus or Hyoscyamus muticus

1 species ID suggestions

Hyoscyamus boveanus
Hyoscyamus boveanus

2 Comments

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 3 years ago

Thanks, Ori! That's the species I thought it was so good to have confirmation. :-)

Bernadette S
Bernadette S 5 years ago

Thanks, Luis!

LuisStevens
LuisStevens 5 years ago

Beautiful flower and interesting info Bernadette.

Masbat, جنوب سيناء, Egypt

Lat: 28.45, Long: 34.45

Spotted on Feb 3, 2013
Submitted on Feb 14, 2013

Reference

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