Star Fenugreek


Name: Star Fenugreek

Scientific name: Trigonella stellata

Type: Herb

Color: Green

Habitat: Sandy Areas

Size: 35 cm

Conservation status:



Growth form: Annual herb. Flowering. Mar–Apr. Status: Native. Very common. Also recorded: Bahrain, Kuwait, E Saudi Arabia, UAE. Habitat & distribution: Frequent in wadis, runnels, depressions and other sandy areas. Uses: Batanouny notes that it is palatable to sheep & goats, but Mandaville states that excessive grazing is reported to cause bloat in livestock. Used by Shammar bedouin women as sweet-scented hairdressing (ManDebbie Allanville quoting Dickson 1955).

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