Name: Tanoom

Scientific name: Chrozophora tinctoria

Type: Herb

Color: Green

Habitat: Roadsides,Sandy Areas

Size: 50 cm

Conservation status:



Growth form: Annual (occasionally perennial) herb. Flowering. Apr–Jun. Status: Native. Local. Also recorded: Kuwait, E Saudi Arabia, UAE. Habitat & distribution: Occasional in sandy areas, field margins and disturbed areas; C Qatar. Uses: Like C. oblongifolia, used to produce dyes; however for C. tinctoria Mandaville states that although long used in southern Europe and the Mediteranean there do not appear to be any records of this use in eastern Arabia.