Common mallow is also called cheeses, after the seed heads that resemble old fashioned cheese wheels. I remember finding them when I was a kid. But I don't remember them from Saudi Arabia. Apparently they are native there. If I had known, I would have gone looking. Kind of like the dugongs. If only I had known those guys were lurking around. I sure would have loved to look for them! Sailing around Tarut Bay looking for mermaids would have been a great adventure back in junior high days.