Hell’s plant

Scientific Name: Datura stramonium

Arabic name(s): الضريع

English name(s): Hell’s plant

Growth form: Dhari' is a perennial low- shrub

Order: Solanales

Family: Convolvulaceae

Genus: Convolvulus L.

Species: Convolvulus hystrix Vahl

Citation in the Quran:

The word Dhari’ is mentioned once in the Holy Qur’an. Dhari’ is a Hell’s plant, however there is a plant named Dhari recorded in Arabia. Allah the Most Sublime Says: “No food will there be for them but a bitter Dhari’” Surat Al-Ghashiya, verse# 6

Citation in the Hadit:

The plant is not mentioned in the Hadith .

Habitat & Distribution:

Dhari’ “Hell’s plant” is a name for a desert plant which is native plant to Egypt, Somalia and Arabia.

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