Name: Najm

Scientific name: Dactyloctenium aegyptium

Type: Grass

Color: Green

Habitat: Irrigated Areas,Plantations

Size: 5 - 70 cm

Conservation status:



Growth form: Annual grass. Flowering. Apr–May. Status: Native. Common. Also recorded: Bahrain, E Saudi Arabia, UAE. Habitat & distribution: Occasional to frequent in irrigated lawns, groves and other tree plantations. Uses: El Amin notes that it ‘is used as fodder, but not of high value’. Various medicinal uses are reported.

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