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Caryophyllaceae

Caryophyllaceae Juss. - Pink Family

1. Herniaria hemistemon J. Gay

(Herniaria fruticosa, Herniaria sphacelata, Heterochiton hemistemon)

Common names: Ghebayra, ghubaira, umm wajaa al kabid, mouker, makir

LinkDesert plant Herniaria hemistemon (local name Ghebayra) with tiny leaves and flowers in Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
LinkSalt tolerant plant Herniaria hemistemon (local name Ghebayra) growing in a depression in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 25, 2011
LinkHerniaria hemistemon (local name Ghebayra) with tiny leaves in desert of Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 2, 2012
LinkDesert plant Herniaria hemistemon (local name Ghebayra) with tiny leaves near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
LinkHerniaria hemistemon (local name Ghebayra) on salty wasteland in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, February 15, 2014
LinkHerniaria hemistemon (local name Ghebayra) with tiny leaves on roadside of Salwa Road in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
LinkHerniaria hemistemon (local name Ghebayra) growing in silt in abandoned farms in Ras Laffan. Northern Qatar, February 28, 2014
LinkYoung leaves of Herniaria hemistemon on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, December 12, 2014
LinkYoung leaves of Herniaria hemistemon on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, December 19, 2014
LinkYoung plant of Herniaria hemistemon on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, December 19, 2014
LinkHerniaria hemistemon on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 6, 2015
LinkHerniaria hemistemon (local name Ghebayra) with fruits near Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, April 24, 2015
LinkHerniaria hemistemon (local name Ghebayra) in a large roadside depression near Route 77 to Ras Laffan. Qatar, February 6, 2016
LinkMat of Herniaria hemistemon (local name Ghebayra) in a large roadside depression near Route 77 to Ras Laffan. Qatar, February 6, 2016
LinkHerniaria hemistemon (local name Ghebayra) with tiny leaves on a plane of Rawdat Jarra north-east from Dukhan. Qatar, February 20, 2016
LinkPlant of Herniaria hemistemon (local name Ghebayra) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 12, 2016
LinkHerniaria hemistemon (local name Ghebayra) on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 12, 2016

2. Herniaria hirsuta hirsuta L.

(Paronychia hirsuta, Paronychia pubescens)

Common names: Eysh shawlah, ghubaira, umm wajaa al kabid, Hairy Rupturewort

Extract from Wikipedia article: Herniaria hirsuta is a species of flowering plant in the pink family known by the common name hairy rupturewort. It is native to Eurasia and North Africa, and it is known on other continents, including North America, as an introduced species. This is an annual herb with stems up to 20 centimeters long usually growing prostrate along the ground. The small, fuzzy, pale green leaves are up to about a centimeter long and coat the stems. The inflorescences appear in the leaf axils. Each contains 3 to 8 hairy green sepals and no petals. The fruit is a tiny bumpy utricle containing one seed.

LinkHairy Rupturewort (Herniaria hirsuta, local name Eysh shawlah) in silty depression near Ras Laffan. Northern Qatar, February 28, 2014
LinkHairy Rupturewort (Herniaria hirsuta, local name Eysh shawlah) in silty depression near Ras Laffan. Northern Qatar, February 28, 2014
LinkHairy Rupturewort (Herniaria hirsuta, local name Eysh shawlah) with flowers in silty depression near Ras Laffan. Northern Qatar, February 28, 2014
LinkProstrate plant Hairy Rupturewort (Herniaria hirsuta, local name Eysh shawlah) with flowers in silty depression near Ras Laffan. Northern Qatar, February 28, 2014

3. Paronychia arabica arabica (L.) DC.

(Corrigiola albella, Illecebrum arabicum, Paronychia albella, Paronychia angustifolia, Paronychia desertorum, Paronychia lenticulata)

Common names: bassisa, simreeb, Silver Nailroot

LinkSilver Nailroot (Paronychia arabica, Illecebrum arabicum) on a roadside of Abu Samra Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkSilver Nailroot (Paronychia arabica, Illecebrum arabicum) in sand on a roadside of Abu Samra Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkFlowers of Silver Nailroot (Paronychia arabica, Illecebrum arabicum) on a roadside of Abu Samra Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkSilver Nailroot (Paronychia arabica) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, November 15, 2014
LinkSilver nailroot (Paronychia arabica) in a depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, November 7, 2015
LinkSilver nailroot (Paronychia arabica) on roadside of Dukhan Highway. Ash-Shahaniyah, Qatar, December 4, 2015
LinkProstrate plant of silver nailroot (Paronychia arabica) on roadside of Dukhan Highway. Ash-Shahaniyah, Qatar, December 4, 2015
LinkMat of silver nailroot (Paronychia arabica) in roadside depression near Dukhan Highway. Qatar, January 15, 2016

4. Polycarpaea repens repens (Forsskal) Ascherson & Schweinf.

(Corrigiola repens, Lahaya fragilis, Mollia fragilis, Polycarpaea fragilis, Polycarpaea rupicola, Polycarpa fragilis)

Common names: Kameela

LinkPolycarpaea repens on gypsum pavement (selenite) in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh in south-western Qatar, February 7, 2014
LinkSlender branches with small green flowers of Polycarpaea repens (Corrigiola repens) in sand near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkPolycarpaea repens (Corrigiola repens) at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
LinkSlender branches with small green flowers of Polycarpaea repens (Corrigiola repens) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkSlender branches of Polycarpaea repens (Corrigiola repens) south from Sealine Beach Resort near Mesaieed. Southern Qatar, March 5, 2014
LinkPolycarpaea repens (Corrigiola repens) in sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, March 21, 2015
LinkSlender branches of Polycarpaea repens (Corrigiola repens) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkPolycarpaea repens (Corrigiola repens) in sand near limestone cliffs in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016
LinkBlooming Polycarpaea repens and Dipterygium glaucum in sand near limestone cliffs in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016

5. Polycarpaea robbairea (Kuntze) Greuter & Burdet

(Alsine prostrata, Polycarpaea confusa, Polycarpon delileanum, Polycarpon robbairea, Robbairea confusa, Robbairea delileana)

LinkPlant of Polycarpaea robbairea in a silty depression in Al Numan (Naim tribe, Nuaman, Nuaimiya). Northern Qatar, February 6, 2015
LinkPlant of Polycarpaea robbairea with flowers in a silty depression in Al Numan (Naim tribe, Nuaman, Nuaimiya). Northern Qatar, February 6, 2015
LinkPlant of Polycarpaea robbairea in Yoodah depression near Al Zubara Road. Northern Qatar, February 27, 2016

6. Polycarpaea spicata Arnott

(Polycarpaea staticiformis, Polycarpa spicata)

Common names: Daqeeqa

Extract from Wikipedia article: Polycarpaea spicata is a species of plant in the Caryophyllaceae family. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical dry shrubland. Distribution; North West of India, Arabia, Egypt, N. Australia.

LinkBasal rosette of Polycarpaea spicata on a beach of Umm Tays Island in Madinat Al Shamal area. Qatar, March 14, 2014
LinkPolycarpaea spicata with flowers on a beach of Umm Tays Island in Madinat Al Shamal area. Qatar, March 14, 2014
LinkBlooming Polycarpaea spicata on a beach of Umm Tays Island in Madinat Al Shamal area. Qatar, March 14, 2014
LinkBlooming Polycarpaea spicata on sand of Umm Tays Island in Madinat Al Shamal area. Qatar, March 14, 2014
LinkBasal rosette of leaves of Polycarpaea spicata on a beach of Umm Tays Island in Madinat Al Shamal area. Qatar, March 14, 2014
LinkPolycarpaea spicata on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, January 29, 2016

7. Polycarpon succulentum (Delile) J.Gay

(Alsine succulenta, Arenaria succulenta, Polycarpon arabicum, Spergularia succulenta, Spergula succulenta)

My notes: May be the same as P. tetraphyllum.

LinkPlant of Polycarpon succulentum on dunes south from Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 9, 2016
LinkSmall plant of Polycarpon succulentum on dunes south from Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 9, 2016
LinkPlant of Polycarpon succulentum on white background on dunes south from Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 9, 2016
LinkPlant of Polycarpon succulentum with flower buds on dunes south from Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 9, 2016
LinkFlat plant of Polycarpon succulentum in sand south from Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 9, 2016
LinkMat of desert plant Polycarpon succulentum in sand south from Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 9, 2016
LinkDesert plant Polycarpon succulentum in dew on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkMat of Polycarpon succulentum in dew on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkPlant of Polycarpon succulentum in dew on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkYellowish plant of Polycarpon succulentum in dew on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkPlant of Polycarpon succulentum in sand on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkPlant of Polycarpon succulentum on dunes south from Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 19, 2016
LinkShoot of Polycarpon succulentum on dunes south from Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 19, 2016
LinkFlat plant of Polycarpon succulentum on dunes south from Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 19, 2016
LinkPlant of Polycarpon succulentum on sand south from Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 19, 2016

8. Polycarpon tetraphyllum (L.) L.

(Alsine polycarpa, Holosteum tetraphyllum, Mollugo tetraphylla, Polycarpaea tetraphylla, Polycarpon floribundum)

Extract from Wikipedia article: Polycarpon tetraphyllum, commonly known as four-leaved allseed (also fourleaf allseed or fourleaf manyseed), is a plant of the family Caryophyllaceae (pinks). An annual herb growing to 15 cm in height, it is found on sandy soils, in coastal areas and on wasteland. Native to Europe, it is also naturalised in parts of North America, Australia and elsewhere. It is rare in Britain, except in the Scilly Isles.

LinkPlant of fourleaf allseed (Polycarpon tetraphyllum) growing from a crevice on United Nations Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, February 2, 2016
LinkPlant of fourleaf allseed (Polycarpon tetraphyllum) on United Nations Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, February 2, 2016
LinkClose up of a plant of fourleaf allseed (Polycarpon tetraphyllum) on United Nations Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, February 2, 2016
LinkPlant of four-leaved allseed (Polycarpon tetraphyllum) taken from United Nations Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, February 2, 2016
LinkPlant of four-leaved allseed (Polycarpon tetraphyllum) on white background taken from United Nations Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, February 2, 2016
LinkPlant of four-leaved allseed (Polycarpon tetraphyllum) with tiny flowers taken from United Nations Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, February 2, 2016
LinkFourleaf manyseed (Polycarpon tetraphyllum) on United Nations Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 14, 2016
LinkFourleaf manyseed (Polycarpon tetraphyllum) on sidewalk of United Nations Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 14, 2016
LinkFourleaf manyseed (Polycarpon tetraphyllum) on a crevice of sidewalk of United Nations Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 14, 2016
LinkFourleaf manyseed (Polycarpon tetraphyllum) on cracks of sidewalk of United Nations Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 14, 2016
LinkFourleaf manyseed (Polycarpon tetraphyllum) on pavement of sidewalk of United Nations Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 14, 2016
LinkFourleaf allseed (Polycarpon tetraphyllum) growing from crevices on pavement of sidewalk of United Nations Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 14, 2016
LinkPlant of fourleaf allseed (Polycarpon tetraphyllum) on sidewalk of United Nations Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 14, 2016
LinkFourleaf allseed (Polycarpon tetraphyllum) on pavement of sidewalk of United Nations Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 14, 2016
LinkClose up of fourleaf allseed (Polycarpon tetraphyllum) on pavement of sidewalk of United Nations Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 14, 2016
LinkBranch of fourleaf allseed (Polycarpon tetraphyllum) taken from sidewalk of United Nations Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 14, 2016
LinkPlant of fourleaf allseed (Polycarpon tetraphyllum) taken from United Nations Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 14, 2016
LinkFourleaf allseed (Polycarpon tetraphyllum) in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 24, 2016
LinkPolycarpon tetraphyllum taken from United Nations Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 31, 2016
LinkBranch of of four-leaved allseed (Polycarpon tetraphyllum) taken from Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 18, 2016

9. Pteranthus dichotomus Forsskal

(Camphorosma pteranthus, Louichea cervina, Louichea pteranthus, Pteranthus echinatus, Pteranthus forskahlei, Pteranthus trigynus)

LinkPteranthus dichotomus growing in silt in area of Ras Laffan farms. Northern Qatar, February 28, 2014
LinkClose up of Pteranthus dichotomus in area of Ras Laffan farms. Northern Qatar, February 28, 2014

10. Sclerocephalus arabicus Boiss.

(Paronychia sclerocarpa, Paronychia sclerocephala, Sclerocephalus aucheri)

Common names: hasak, thereisa, Knucklehead Weed

LinkSclerocephalus arabicus in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
LinkKnucklehead Weed (Sclerocephalus arabicus, Paronychia sclerocephala, local names hasak, thereisa) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkKnucklehead Weed (Sclerocephalus arabicus, Paronychia sclerocephala, local names hasak, thereisa) near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkKnucklehead Weed (Sclerocephalus arabicus, Paronychia sclerocephala, local names hasak, thereisa) in sand near Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
LinkKnucklehead Weed (Sclerocephalus arabicus, Paronychia sclerocephala, local names hasak, thereisa) on roadside of Dukhan Highway near Al Shakhaniya. Qatar, January 15, 2016
LinkMat of Knucklehead Weed (Sclerocephalus arabicus, Paronychia sclerocephala, local names hasak, thereisa) in roadside depression near Dukhan Highway. Qatar, January 15, 2016
LinkSeedlings of Knucklehead Weed (Sclerocephalus arabicus) on roadside near Ras Laffan. Qatar, January 16, 2016
LinkClose up of a seedling of Knucklehead Weed (Sclerocephalus arabicus) taken from a roadside near Ras Laffan. Qatar, January 16, 2016

11. Silene arabica Boiss.

(Silene affinis, Silene nabathaea)

Common names: terba

LinkSilene arabica (Silene affinis, local name terba) near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, April 3, 2014
LinkFlowers of Silene arabica (Silene affinis, local name terba) near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, April 3, 2014
LinkSilene arabica (Silene affinis, local name terba) in area of Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, February 12, 2016
LinkSilene arabica (Silene affinis, local name terba) on white background in area of Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, February 12, 2016
LinkFlowers of Silene arabica (Silene affinis, local name terba) in area of Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, February 12, 2016
LinkBlooming Silene arabica (Silene affinis, local name terba) in area of Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, February 12, 2016
LinkSilene arabica (Silene affinis, local name terba) on a plane of Rawdat Jarra north-east from Dukhan. Qatar, February 20, 2016
LinkFlower of Silene arabica (Silene affinis, local name terba) on a plane of Rawdat Jarra north-east from Dukhan. Qatar, February 20, 2016
LinkInflorescence of Silene arabica (Silene affinis, local name terba) on a plane of Rawdat Jarra north-east from Dukhan. Qatar, February 20, 2016
LinkPlant of Silene arabica (Silene affinis, local name terba) on a plane of Rawdat Jarra north-east from Dukhan. Qatar, February 20, 2016
LinkSilene arabica (Silene affinis, local name terba) south from Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 19, 2016
LinkSilene arabica (Silene affinis, local name terba) south from Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 19, 2016
LinkFlowers of Silene arabica (Silene affinis, local name terba) south from Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 19, 2016
LinkBlooming Silene arabica (Silene affinis, local name terba) south from Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 19, 2016
LinkSilene arabica (Silene affinis, local name terba) with flowers south from Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 19, 2016
LinkSilene arabica (Silene affinis, local name terba) in bloom south from Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 19, 2016

12. Silene villosa Forssk.

(Silene canopica)

Common names: Desert Campion, terba, turbah

Extract from Wikipedia article: Silene villosa is a therophyte and an annual plant of the family Caryophyllaceae and genus Silene.

LinkDesert campion (Silene villosa, local name terba) in sand near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
LinkDesert Campion (Silene villosa, local name terba) in sand near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkDesert Campion (Silene villosa, local name terba) in sand near the spring in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, January 22, 2016
LinkSmall plant of desert campion (Silene villosa, local name terba) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 4, 2016
LinkDesert Campion (Silene villosa, local name terba) in bloom in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkSmall blooming plant of Desert Campion (Silene villosa, local name terba) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkWilted flowers of Desert Campion (Silene villosa, local name terba) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkDesert campion (Silene villosa, local name terba) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016
LinkDesert campion (Silene villosa, local name terba) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Qatar, April 8, 2016
LinkBlooming desert campion (Silene villosa, local name terba) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, April 29, 2016
LinkFlowers of desert campion (Silene villosa, local name terba) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, April 29, 2016
LinkWhite flowers of desert campion (Silene villosa, local name terba) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, April 29, 2016

13. Spergula fallax (Lowe) E. H. L. Krause

(Lepigonum fallax, Spergula flaccida, Spergula pentandra, Spergularia fallax)

Common names: degaygah

LinkBlooming Spergula fallax (local name degaygah) in sand near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkBlooming Spergula fallax (local name degaygah) in a roadside depression in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkBlooming Spergula fallax (local name degaygah) on a roadside of Abu Samra Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkCaviar like black seeds with broadly winged whitish margin of Spergula fallax (Spergula fallax, local name degaygah) in area of Ras Laffan farms. Northern Qatar, February 28, 2014
LinkSpergula fallax (local name degaygah) on a roadside of a road from Dukhan to Al Jumayliyah. Western Qatar, January 30, 2015
LinkSpergula fallax (local name degaygah) near Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, January 30, 2015
LinkSeed capsules of spurry (Spergula fallax) in Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, March 6, 2015
LinkSpurry (Spergula fallax) in Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, March 6, 2015
LinkSpurry (Spergula fallax) taken from Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Northern Qatar, March 6, 2015
LinkOpened seed capsules of spurry (Spergula fallax) taken from Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Northern Qatar, March 6, 2015
LinkFruits and black seeds of spurry (Spergula fallax) taken from Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Northern Qatar, March 6, 2015
LinkClose up of black seeds of spurry (Spergula fallax) taken from Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Northern Qatar, March 6, 2015
LinkSmall plant of Spergula fallax in a roadside depression in Rawdat Rashed. Qatar, December 11, 2015
LinkTiny fruits of Spergula fallax in a roadside depression in Rawdat Rashed. Qatar, December 11, 2015
LinkSpergula fallax (local name degaygah) on a roadside near Zubara. North-western Qatar, January 16, 2016
LinkSpergula fallax (local name degaygah) in a roadside depression east from Al Jebail water treatment plant. Al Khor, Qatar, January 23, 2016
LinkFlowers of Spergula fallax (local name degaygah) in a roadside depression east from Al Jebail water treatment plant. Al Khor, Qatar, January 23, 2016
LinkSpergula fallax (local name degaygah) in a silty depression in Al Numan (Naim tribe, Nuaman, Nuaimiya). Northern Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkSpergula fallax (local name degaygah) in a silty depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, February 6, 2016
LinkSpergula fallax (local name degaygah) in a depression in Al Harrarah. Qatar, March 4, 2016
LinkBlack seeds of Spergula fallax on the ground in a depression in Al Harrarah. Qatar, March 4, 2016

14. Spergularia bocconei (Scheele) Asch. & Graebn.

(Alsine atheniensis, Alsine bocconei, Corion atheniense, Spergula bocconei, Spergula jallui, Spergularia atheniensis, Spergularia bocconi)

Common names: Boccone's sandspurry

Extract from Wikipedia article: Spergularia bocconei, Boccone's sandspurry, Greek sea-spurrey or Boccone's sea-spurrey is a species of the Spergularia genus, in the Caryophyllaceae family. It is named after the Sicilian botanist Paolo Boccone. Scheele first published it as Alsine bocconi in 1843. It was transferred to the genus Spergularia by Graebner in 1919. Pedersen placed the species in genus Spergula in 1984.

LinkBoccone's sandspurry (Spergularia bocconei)(?) in area of Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkFlowers and fruits of Boccone's sandspurry (Spergularia bocconei)(?) in area of Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkBoccone's sandspurry (Spergularia bocconei)(?) on white background in area of Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, January 29, 2016

15. Spergularia diandra (Guss.) Boiss.

(Alsine diandra, Alsine rubra, Arenaria diandra, Arenaria salsuginea, Buda diandra, Lepigonum campestre, Lepigonum diandrum, Lepigonum glandulosum, Lepigonum melanospermum, Lepigonum salsugineum, Spergula campestris, Spergula diandra, Spergularia adenophora, Spergularia atheniensis, Spergularia balearica, Spergularia bracteata, Spergularia campestris, Spergularia nematopoda, Spergularia patens, Spergularia salsuginea, Spergularia tenuifolia, Tissa campestris, Tissa diandra)

Common names: degaygah, Umm threib, Sand Spurry

LinkViolet flowers of Sand Spurry (Spergularia diandra, Arenaria diandra, Spergula diandra, local name degaygah) in a roadside depression of Abu Samra Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkViolet flowers of Sand Spurry (Spergularia diandra, Arenaria diandra, Spergula diandra, local name degaygah) on a roadside of a road from Dukhan to Al Jumayliyah. Western Qatar, January 30, 2015
LinkSand Spurry (Spergularia diandra, Arenaria diandra, Spergula diandra, local name degaygah) with a flower in a roadside depression east from Al Jebail water treatment plant. Al Khor, Qatar, January 23, 2016
LinkFlowers of Sand Spurry (Spergularia diandra, Arenaria diandra, Spergula diandra, local name degaygah) in a roadside depression east from Al Jebail water treatment plant. Al Khor, Qatar, January 23, 2016
LinkSand Spurry (Spergularia diandra, Arenaria diandra, Spergula diandra, local name degaygah) in a roadside depression east from Al Jebail water treatment plant. Al Khor, Qatar, January 23, 2016
LinkSand Spurry (Spergularia diandra, Arenaria diandra, Spergula diandra, local name degaygah) on white background in a roadside depression east from Al Jebail water treatment plant. Al Khor, Qatar, January 23, 2016
LinkSand Spurry (Spergularia diandra, Arenaria diandra, Spergula diandra, local name degaygah) with flowers on white background in a roadside depression east from Al Jebail water treatment plant. Al Khor, Qatar, January 23, 2016
LinkSand Spurry (Spergularia diandra?) with flowers on a roadside east from Al Jebail water treatment plant. Al Khor, Qatar, January 23, 2016
LinkSand Spurry (Spergularia diandra?) with flowers and black seeds on a roadside east from Al Jebail water treatment plant. Al Khor, Qatar, January 23, 2016
LinkSand Spurry (Spergularia diandra, Arenaria diandra, Spergula diandra, local name degaygah) in area of Ras Laffan farms. North-eastern Qatar, February 19, 2016

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