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English Name
Black Calla Lily
Scientific Name
Arum Palaestinum
Arabic Name
لوف
Transliteration
Lûf
Description
Ephemeral that grows to up to 60 cm with large spathes that are velvety black when they first unfurl, then change to a rich purple. Perennial herb, with underground corm and no aerial stem. Leaves arrow shaped 10-20 cm long. Flower unisexual arranged in cy
Seasonality
Mid-spring
Locality
Leave: January-April. Flowers: March -May
Habitat
Grows only in natural habitats (maquis and forest communities) -- Requires light shade, Forest Grounds of Mediterranean regions, especially oak forest and degraded lands, especially humid places **Syria, Lebanon, Palestine
Medical Properties
N/A
Edible Portions
Leaves
MOC
The leaves are eaten cooked or after being soaked in salty water or after drying. *see recipe
Family
Araceae
Compounds
Therapeutic Uses
recipes
Pigweed with onion
 
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