Wūjooj Kakkūmkūm (Rālik) OR
Wūjooj in Kammwalmwal
(Ratak) (Thuarea involuta - Poaceae)

Description: This low-lying (prostrate), perennial grass has creeping stems that branch out up to 1 m (3 ft) long, with roots at the nodes.

Distribution: Wūjooj kakkūmkūm is a native grass species in the Marshall Islands. It grows on sandy or coral rubble shores and is found throughout the tropical Pacific and areas of tropical Southeast Asia.

Uses: A medicinal remedy for childrens' coughs includes Wūjooj kakkūmkūm.

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