Name: Kameela

Scientific name: Polycarpaea repens

Type: Herb

Color: Green

Habitat: Sandy Areas

Size: 5 - 30 cm

Conservation status:



Family: caryophyllaceae
Growth form: Perennial herb. Flowering. Mar–Apr. Status: Native. Very common. Also recorded: Bahrain, Kuwait, E Saudi Arabia, UAE. Habitat & distribution: Frequent or abundant on sand sheets, gravel plains and other sandy habitats. Uses: Mandaville remarks that the plant is traditionally used by one of the bedouin tribes to treat mange of camels. Ghazanfar records its use as an antidote for snake bite.