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Cichorium pumilum  

Common name Dwarf Chicory  
Hebrew name עולש מצוי  
أللّغة آلعربيّة علك ، هندباء برية, علث  
Family Asteraceae
Leaf form Simple
Leaf margin Entire
Habitat Heavy soils
Life form Annual
Distribution in Israel Golan, Hermon, Gallilee, Mediterranean coast, Upper Jordan valley, Northern valleys, Gilboa, Carmel, Samarian mountains, Samarian desert, Judean mountains, Judean desert and Dead Sea valley, Sharon, Shefela, Northern Negev, Negev hills and Eilat,
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Herbal Medicinal

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Cichorium  pumilum
Photo: Sara Gold © All rights reserved.

Additional pictures

At Passover, God's people were told, "... eat the lamb that same night... eat it roasted over the fire with unleavened bread and bitter herbs." (Exodus 12:8)
At Passover during the Seder supper  faithful people share  bitter herbs as a reminder of  the bitter work during slavery in Egypt and God's saving them. this is one of the bitter herbs called "Marror".

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