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Wild Rue

Peganum harmala

Description:

"It's common names refer to its resemblance to rue (which is not related). It is a perennial plant which can grow to about 0.8 m tall, but normally it is about 0.3 m tall.The roots of the plant can reach a depth of up to 6.1 m, if the soil it is growing in is very dry. The flowers are white and are about 2.5–3.8 cm in diameter. The round seed capsules measure about 1–1.5 cm in diameter, have three chambers and carry more than 50 seeds." ~ wiki

Notes:

Used medicinally by local Bedouin to cure toothaches and aches in joints, limbs, and backs.

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Bernadette S
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Bernadette S

Egypt

Spotted on Apr 30, 2010
Submitted on Jul 11, 2012

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