Limeum indicum Stocks ex T.Anderson
Limeum obovatum is a prostratre annual herb, sometimes living for more than one year with the stem becoming woody near the base. The strongly branched stems are up to 40cm long[
The plant is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food and medicine[
Northern Africa - Mauritania, through the Sahel and the Sahara to Egypy, Sudan, Djibouti; through Arabia to Pakistan and northwest India.
Sandy and gravelly plains, flood plains, wadi beds; at elevations up to 850 metres[
]. Dry sandy soils, often in dry riverbeds, and in sandy soils on coastal plains[
The seeds are eaten, often only as a famine food when nothing else is available[
The plant is used for the treatment of burns[
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