Prickly Dock


Name: Prickly Dock

Scientific name: Emex spinosa

Type: Herb

Color: Green

Habitat: Sandy Areas

Nature Reserves: Irkaya

Size: 15 - 50 cm

Conservation status:



Growth form: Annual herb. Flowering. Mar–Apr. Status: Native. Common. Also recorded: Bahrain, Kuwait, E Saudi Arabia, UAE. Habitat & distribution: Occasional or frequent in sandy habitats. Uses: Phillips and Mandaville note that the plant is edible. It is used as a remedy for stomach disorders (Rizk & El-Ghazaly).