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Desert Cotton

Aerva javanica

Description:

Very young and healthy plant growing in the Dahab flood zone several weeks after winter rains. "A species of plant in the Amaranthaceae family. The plant is herbaceous, multi-stemmed, soft-wooded, with broad leaves; it often has an erect habit." - wiki

Habitat:

sandy wadis and desert plains

Notes:

Not used medicinally here in Egypt or Sinai, but in other parts of the world (Jordan, for example), it is.

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Bernadette S
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Bernadette S

Egypt

Spotted on Feb 10, 2013
Submitted on Feb 15, 2013

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