Brassica tournefortii, the desert Mustard

There has been a continuous struggle to explore and document desert flora (especially camels’ food) for more than 13 years, and many articles have already been published on desert flora that camels like. Below are the links to some important articles covering the camel icecream plant species. This flora has very dark green leaves, full of nutrients and water, a great attraction for the camels in the desert. The pods are very nutritious as it contain the seeds.

Deseart Mustard in Alain UAE

Desert or Asian Mustard – Brassica tournefortii

The flora has yellow flowers but is not shiny as other mustard plants. It is a spreading annual herb with long stems up to 100 centimeters (40 inches) in length. The flora is highly adapted and sprouts after a shower of rain. The yellow flowers are an attraction for pollinators, whisps, bees, birds, and other animals. It provides food for camels and other livestock in the desert. It is also edible for humans.

Debi Robinson is a camel lover and desert explorer in Australia, she wrote about the desert mustard “We also have this variety in Australia. Called by many names..wild turnip, wild mustard, etc. Roots are a great good source for both humans and of my favorites. I grow much of this as it is so prolific and hardy

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