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Hyoscyamus boveanus


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.


sandy desert plains and wadis


Hyoscyamus boveanus or Hyoscyamus muticus

1 species ID suggestions

Hyoscyamus boveanus
Hyoscyamus boveanus


Bernadette S
Bernadette S 4 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 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


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