Name: Saadan

Scientific name: Neurada procumbens

Type: Herb

Color: Brown,Green

Habitat: Sandy Areas

Nature Reserves: Irkaya

Size: 10 - 40 cm

Conservation status:



Growth form: Annual herb. Flowering. Mar–Apr. Status: Native. Common. Also recorded: Bahrain, Kuwait, E Saudi Arabia, UAE. Habitat & distribution: Occasional to frequent in shallow or deep sand; mainly S Qatar. Uses: It is well known that the seed pods embed the in the hooves of livestock and can cause lameness. El Amin states that the fruit is ‘edible by man and loved by many animals’ and Mandaville that the fruit is ‘not unpleasant… plucked well before they begin to harden’.