Crepis sancta

Crepis sancta (L.) Bornm.

Common Names

حلاوه (حَلاوه)، حلاوى (حَلاوى)، هيثان (Arabic), حودان، حوذان (حَوَذان) (Arabic)

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution

Global Distribution

East Mediterranean region (naturalized in west Mediterranean), eastwards to northern India and central Asia.

Distribution in Egypt

Eastern desert and Sinai (St.Katherine).


Wadi beds, stony ground.

Life Expectancy



  • Crepis sancta (L.) Babc. (synonym)


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