Much-branched, thorny shrub; narrow leaves arranged in groups of 2-6; purple or white, trumpet-shaped, 5-petaled flowers; pea-size, orange berries.
Saline soils and deserts including the Dead Sea region, Wadi Araba, and Azraq.
All year, except hot summer and autumn months.
Edible berries. Used as windbreaks and soil stabilizers. Used traditionally as a laxative and diuretic.