Wild caper – Capparis aphylla

Wild caper –¬†Capparis aphylla

Description:

This is a thorny shrub that loses its leaves during the dry season. Its stems are gray-green and its flowers pink.

Habitat and Distribution:

These shrubs form large stands in scrub and thorn forests and in desert scrub and waste. They are common throughout North Africa and the Middle East.

Edible Parts:

The fruit and the buds of young shoots are edible raw.