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Alhagi maurorum Medik.

Synonyms

Alhagi camelorum, Alhagi kirghisorum, Alhagi persarum, Alhagi pseudalhagi, Hedysarum alhagi, Hedysarum pseudalhagi

Common names

Aagoal, Aaqool, camelthorn-bush, aaqool, Camel Thorn, Verblyuzhia Kolyuchka

Extract from Wikipedia article

Alhagi maurorum is a species of legume commonly known, variously, as camelthorn, camelthorn-bush, Caspian manna, and Persian mannaplant. This shrub is native to the region extending from the Mediterranean to Russia, but has been introduced to many other areas of the world, including Australia, southern Africa, and the western United States. The perennial plant grows from a massive rhizome system which may extend over six feet into the ground. New shoots can appear over 20 feet from the parent plant. Above the ground, the plant rarely reaches four feet in height. It is a heavily branched, gray-green thicket with long spines along the branches. It bears small, bright pink to maroon pea flowers and small legume pods, which are brown or reddish and constricted between the seeds. The seeds are mottled brown beans.

LinkCamelthorn bush (Alhagi maurorum) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, November 7, 2014
Location on maps56, Umm Bab, Qatar
LinkCamelthorn bush (Alhagi maurorum) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, November 29, 2014
Location on maps56, Umm Bab, Qatar
LinkCamelthorn bush (Alhagi maurorum) in sand on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, November 29, 2014
Location on maps56, Umm Bab, Qatar
LinkCamelthorn bush (Alhagi maurorum) in a silty depression near Al Nuaman (Numan) in north-western Qatar, December 12, 2014
Location on mapsAsh Shamal, Qatar
LinkCamelthorn bush (Alhagi maurorum) in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, January 8, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkPlant of camel's thorn (Alhagi maurorum) in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, January 8, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkCamelthorn bush (Alhagi maurorum) in a silty depression in Al Numan (Naim tribe, Nuaman, Nuaimiya). Northern Qatar, January 24, 2015
Location on mapsAsh Shamal, Qatar
LinkCamelthorn plants (Alhagi maurorum) in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
Location on mapsAsh Shamal, Qatar
LinkShoot of camelthorn plant (Alhagi maurorum) with small leaves in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
Location on mapsAsh Shamal, Qatar
LinkBlooming camelthorn (Alhagi maurorum) taken from Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS, or Qatar University Farm) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, May 29, 2015
LinkFlower of camelthorn (Alhagi maurorum) taken from Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, May 29, 2015
LinkClose up of flowers of camelthorn (Alhagi maurorum) taken from Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS, or Qatar University Farm) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, May 29, 2015
LinkFlower and fruits of camelthorn (Alhagi maurorum) taken from Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, May 29, 2015
LinkInflorescence of camelthorn (Alhagi maurorum) taken from Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, May 29, 2015
LinkFlower of Camelthorn bush (Alhagi maurorum) in a silty depression near Al Nuaman (Numan) in north-western Qatar, October 24, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkCamelthorn bush (Alhagi maurorum) in a silty depression near Al Nuaman (Numan) in north-western Qatar, October 24, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Qatar
LinkCamelthorn bush (Alhagi maurorum) in Jaow Al Hamar depression south from Trainah. Southern Qatar, November 6, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Mazra`at Turayna, Qatar
LinkCamelthorn bush (Alhagi maurorum) with fresh leaves in Jaow Al Hamar depression south from Trainah. Southern Qatar, November 6, 2015
Location on mapsUnnamed Road, Mazra`at Turayna, Qatar

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