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1. Acacia ehrenbergiana Hayne

(Acacia flava)

Common names: sallam

Extract from Wikipedia article: Acacia ehrenbergiana is a species of drought-resistant bush or small tree found in the Sahara, northern Sahel, East Africa and Arabia. It is commonly known as salam, or as tamat in the Tuareg language.

LinkThorn Acacia (Acacia ehrenbergiana, local name Salam) trimmed by grazing camels in desert near Cave of Brightness in south central area. Qatar, February 19, 2010
LinkYellow flower on a Acacia ehrenbergiana(?) at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkYellow flowers of Acacia ehrenbergiana on roadside of Salwa Road near Karaana, south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 23, 2014
LinkDry seed pods of Acacia ehrenbergiana carpeting desert near road to Trainah. Southern Qatar, November 7, 2014
LinkThorn Acacia (Acacia ehrenbergiana, local name Salam) near road to Trainah. Southern Qatar, November 7, 2014
LinkYellow flower on a Acacia ehrenbergiana(?) in Uwaynat Bin Husayn near Simaisma. Qatar, February 28, 2015
LinkAcacia ehrenbergiana(?) on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Qatar, March 21, 2015
LinkAcacia ehrenbergiana and Lycium in a wadi in Harrarah (Al Kharrarah). Southern Qatar, March 27, 2015
LinkThorn acacia (Acacia ehrenbergiana) with dry fruits on windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, July 11, 2015
LinkDry seed pods of thorn acacia (Acacia ehrenbergiana) on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, July 11, 2015
LinkAcacia ehrenbergiana with white thorns on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Qatar, November 27, 2015

2. Acacia stenophylla Benth.

(Racosperma stenophyllum)

Common names: shoestring acacia

My notes: Grows only in the city.

Extract from Wikipedia article: Acacia stenophylla, the Shoestring acacia, is an evergreen tree in the family Fabaceae native to Australia

LinkShoestring acacia (Acacia stenophylla) in West Bay, in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, December 20, 2014
LinkBlooming shoestring acacia (Acacia stenophylla) in West Bay, in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, December 20, 2014
LinkFlowers of shoestring acacia (Acacia stenophylla) in West Bay, in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, December 20, 2014
LinkLeaves of shoestring acacia (Acacia stenophylla) in Dahl Al Hamam Park at Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, March 21, 2016
LinkShoestring acacia (Acacia stenophylla) in Dahl Al Hamam Park at Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, March 21, 2016
LinkShoestring acacia (Acacia stenophylla) with pods in Dahl Al Hamam Park at Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, March 21, 2016

3. Acacia tortilis (Forssk.)Hayne

(Mimosa tortilis)

Common names: Samr, samur, samar, Umbrella Thorn

Extract from Wikipedia article: Vachellia tortilis, widely known as Acacia tortilis but attributed by APG III to the Vachellia genus, is the umbrella thorn acacia, also known as umbrella thorn and Israeli babool, a medium to large canopied tree native primarily to the savanna and Sahel of Africa (especially Sudan), but also occurring in the Middle East.

LinkShoot of Umbrella Thorn (Acacia tortilis) in Trainah gardens. Southern Qatar, March 5, 2014
LinkLeaves of Acacia tortilis near Harrarah. Southern Qatar, March 5, 2014
LinkSmall white flowers of Acacia tortilis(?) on roadside of Salwa Road, south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 23, 2014
LinkAcacia tortilis(?) in area of Nakhsh Mountain near Salwa Road in southern Qatar, May 8, 2015
LinkSeedling of Acacia tortilis(?) tree in a depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, November 7, 2015
LinkAcacia tortilis(?) on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Qatar, November 27, 2015
LinkAcacia tortilis(?) in a desert on roadside of a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, February 5, 2016
LinkAcacia tortilis(?) at sunrise in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh). South-western Qatar, March 25, 2016
LinkAcacia tortilis(?) in a desert in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh). South-western Qatar, March 25, 2016
LinkAcacia tortilis(?) in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh (Khashm an Nakhsh). South-western Qatar, March 25, 2016

4. Albizia lebbeck (L.)Benth.

(Acacia lebbeck, Acacia lebbek, Acacia macrophylla, Acacia speciosa, Albizia latifolia, Albizia lebbek, Feuilleea lebbeck, Inga borbonica, Inga leucoxylon, Mimosa lebbeck, Mimosa lebbek, Mimosa sirissa, Mimosa speciosa, Pithecellobium splitgerberianum)

Common names: Frywood, Woman's tongues Tree

Extract from Wikipedia article:

LinkFruits of Albizia lebbeck tree in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, November 23, 2014
LinkAlbizia lebbeck tree in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, November 23, 2014
LinkFlower buds of frywood tree (Albizia lebbeck) on Al Shatt Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 30, 2015
LinkFlower of frywood tree (Albizia lebbeck) on Al Shatt Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 30, 2015
LinkLeaf of frywood tree (Albizia lebbeck) on Al Shatt Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 30, 2015
LinkWilted flower of frywood tree (Albizia lebbeck) on Al Shatt Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 30, 2015
LinkBlooming frywood tree (Albizia lebbeck) on Al Shatt Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 30, 2015
LinkDetail of a flower of frywood tree (Albizia lebbeck) on Al Shatt Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 30, 2015
LinkClose up of a leaf of frywood tree (Albizia lebbeck) on Al Shatt Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 30, 2015
LinkAlbizia lebbeck tree with fruits in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkBlooming frywood tree (Albizia lebbeck) on Al Shatt Street near Saha 15 in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, June 17, 2015
LinkSilky flowers of frywood tree (Albizia lebbeck) on Al Shatt Street near Saha 15 in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, June 17, 2015

5. Alhagi maurorum Medik.

(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
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
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
LinkCamelthorn bush (Alhagi maurorum) in a silty depression near Al Nuaman (Numan) in north-western Qatar, December 12, 2014
LinkCamelthorn bush (Alhagi maurorum) in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, January 8, 2015
LinkPlant of camel's thorn (Alhagi maurorum) in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, January 8, 2015
LinkCamelthorn bush (Alhagi maurorum) in a silty depression in Al Numan (Naim tribe, Nuaman, Nuaimiya). Northern Qatar, January 24, 2015
LinkCamelthorn plants (Alhagi maurorum) in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Al Numan) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
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
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
LinkCamelthorn bush (Alhagi maurorum) in Jaow Al Hamar depression south from Trainah. Southern Qatar, November 6, 2015
LinkCamelthorn bush (Alhagi maurorum) with fresh leaves in Jaow Al Hamar depression south from Trainah. Southern Qatar, November 6, 2015

6. Astragalus annularis Forssk.

(Astragalus maculatus, Astragalus subulatus, Astragalus trimorphus)

Common names: halaq, khanasir al arous

Extract from Wikipedia article: Astragalus annularis is a species of flowering plant in the legume family, known in Arabic by the common name hurbuth (حُربُث).

LinkCurved pods with red streaks of Astragalus annularis (local names halaq, khanasir al arous) near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkFlowers of Astragalus annularis (local names halaq, khanasir al arous) near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkAstragalus annularis (local names halaq, khanasir al arous) with a curved pod in sand near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkRed mottled pods of Astragalus annularis (local names halaq, khanasir al arous) near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkPods with red dots of Astragalus annularis (local names halaq, khanasir al arous) in sand near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkCurved pods with red dots of Astragalus annularis (local names halaq, khanasir al arous) near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014

7. Astragalus corrugatus Bertol.

(Astragalus cruciatus, Astragalus cruentus, Astragalus tenuirugis)

Common names: Astragalus crenatus, Earring vetch, halag, khawatim al barr

LinkSeed pods of Astragalus corrugatus(?) (Astragalus crenatus, Astragalus cruciatus, local names halag, khawatim al barr) in abandoned farms in Ras Laffan. Northern Qatar, February 28, 2014
LinkAstragalus corrugatus(?) (Astragalus crenatus, Astragalus cruciatus, local names halag, khawatim al barr) in a runnel north from Dukhan in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkHalf dry milkvetch (Astragalus corrugatus, local names halag, khawatim al barr) on Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 7, 2014
LinkDry seeds of milkvetch (Astragalus corrugatus, local names halag, khawatim al barr) in oasis in front of Film City in Ras Abrouq peninsula in west central coastal area, north from Zekreet. Qatar, November 14, 2014
LinkMilkvetch (Astragalus corrugatus)(?) in area of Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, January 29, 2016

8. Astragalus eremophilus Boiss.

(Astragalus chudaei, Astragalus cremophilos, Astragalus falcinellus, Astragalus geniorum, Astragalus schimperi)

Common names: halag, milkvetch

My notes: Most pictures probably show Astragalus hauarensis instead of A. eremophilus.

LinkSeed pods of milkvetch (Astragalus eremophilus, local name Khawatim al bar). Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
LinkHairy leaves of Astragalus eremophilus(?) in sand in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh in south-western Qatar, February 7, 2014
LinkHairy leaves of Astragalus eremophilus(?) submerged in sand in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh in south-western Qatar, February 7, 2014
LinkAstragalus eremophilus(?) with a green caterpillar in sand near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkAstragalus eremophilus(?) near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkLeaves of Astragalus eremophilus(?) in sand near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
LinkAstragalus eremophilus(?) in sand near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
LinkLeaves of Astragalus eremophilus(?) covered by sand near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
LinkFlowers of Astragalus eremophilus(?) in sand near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
LinkBlooming Astragalus eremophilus(?) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
LinkAstragalus eremophilus(?) eaten by aphids near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
LinkSeeds of Astragalus eremophilus near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkAstragalus eremophilus near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkFruits of Astragalus eremophilus(?) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkSmall plant of Astragalus eremophilus(?) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkHairy leaves of Astragalus eremophilus(?) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016

9. Astragalus sieberi DC.

Common names: Khanasir al ’aroos

LinkAstragalus sieberi on periphery of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, March 5, 2016
LinkPlant of Astragalus sieberi on periphery of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, March 5, 2016
LinkGround view of plant of Astragalus sieberi on periphery of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, March 5, 2016
LinkAstragalus sieberi in a sandy depression on periphery of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, March 5, 2016
LinkBranch of Astragalus sieberi on periphery of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, March 5, 2016
LinkSilvery leaves of Astragalus sieberi on periphery of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, March 5, 2016
LinkHalf dry plant of Astragalus sieberi on periphery of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, March 5, 2016
LinkHalf dry plant of Astragalus sieberi in a depression on periphery of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, March 5, 2016
LinkGreen seed pod of Astragalus sieberi taken from a depression on periphery of Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. South-western Qatar, March 5, 2016

10. Astragalus tribuloides Delile

Common names: Astragalus kirghisicus

LinkAstragalus tribuloides on dry silt in area of Ras Laffan farms. Northern Qatar, February 28, 2014
LinkAstragalus tribuloides growing on dry silt in area of Ras Laffan farms. Northern Qatar, February 28, 2014
LinkAstragalus tribuloides in sands near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkLeaves of Astragalus tribuloides in sands near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkAstragalus tribuloides near a road from Dukhan to Al Jumayliyah. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkAstragalus tribuloides near Zekreet in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkAstragalus tribuloides near Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, December 13, 2014
LinkAstragalus tribuloides with flowers in a large roadside depression near Route 77 to Ras Laffan. Qatar, February 6, 2016
LinkRosette of leaves of Astragalus tribuloides with flowers in a large roadside depression near Route 77 to Ras Laffan. Qatar, February 6, 2016

11. Bauhinia variegata L.

(Bauhinia chinensis, Bauhinia decora, Phanera variegata)

Common names: orchid tree, kachnar

Extract from Wikipedia article: Phanera variegata is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae, native to South Asia and Southeast Asia, from southern China, Burma, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Common names include orchid tree, camel's foot tree, kachnar and mountain-ebony.

LinkOrchid tree (Bauhinia variegata) in a park at Al Rafiei Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2016
LinkBlooming orchid tree (Bauhinia variegata) in a park at Al Rafiei Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2016
LinkBright pink flowers of orchid tree (Bauhinia variegata) in a park at Al Rafiei Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2016
LinkOrchid tree (Bauhinia variegata) in Dahl Al Hamam Park at Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, March 21, 2016

12. Caesalpinia pulcherrima (L.)Sw.

(Poinciana bijuga, Poinciana elata, Poinciana pulcherrima)

Common names: peacock flower, Barbados pride, dwarf poinciana, Barbados flower-fence, red bird-of-paradise, Poinciana, flamboyant-de-jardin

Extract from Wikipedia article: Caesalpinia pulcherrima is a species of flowering plant in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is native to the tropics and subtropics of the Americas. It could be native to the West Indies, but its exact origin is unknown due to widespread cultivation. Common names for this species include Poinciana, Peacock Flower, Red Bird of Paradise, Mexican Bird of Paradise, Dwarf Poinciana, Pride of Barbados, and flamboyant-de-jardin.

LinkPeacock flower (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) on Al Wajba Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 8, 2015
LinkPeacock flower (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 3, 2015
LinkPeacock flower plant (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 3, 2015
LinkFlamboyant-de-jardin (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 3, 2015
LinkRed bird-of-paradise plant (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 3, 2015
LinkPeacock flower (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, December 1, 2015
LinkPeacock flower (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) on white background in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, December 1, 2015
LinkBlooming peacock flower (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, December 1, 2015
LinkPeacock flower (Caesalpinia pulcherrima) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, March 8, 2016

13. Cassia fistula L.

(Bactyrilobium fistula, Cassia bonplandiana, Cassia excelsa, Cassia fistuloides, Cassia rhombifolia, Cathartocarpus excelsus, Cathartocarpus fistula, Cathartocarpus fistuloides, Cathartocarpus rhombifolius)

Common names: golden shower tree

Extract from Wikipedia article: Cassia fistula, known as the golden shower tree and by other names, is a flowering plant in the family Fabaceae. The species is native to the Indian subcontinent and adjacent regions of Southeast Asia. It ranges from southern Pakistan eastward throughout India to Myanmar and Thailand and south to Sri Lanka. In literature, it is closely associated with the Mullai (forest) region of Sangam landscape. It is the national tree of Thailand, and its flower is Thailand's national flower. It is also the state flower of Kerala in India and of immense importance amongst the Malayali population. It is a popular ornamental plant and is also used in herbal medicine.

LinkGolden shower tree (Cassia fistula) in Aspire Park at early morning. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkBlooming golden shower tree (Cassia fistula) in Aspire Park at morning. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkFlowers of golden shower tree (Cassia fistula) in Aspire Park at morning. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkGolden shower tree (Cassia fistula) with flowers in Aspire Park at morning. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkGolden shower tree (Cassia fistula) with yellow flowers in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkBlooming golden shower tree (Cassia fistula) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkYellow flowers of golden shower tree (Cassia fistula) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkPendulous racemes of yellow flowers of golden shower tree (Cassia fistula) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkPendulous yellow flowers of golden shower tree (Cassia fistula) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkPendulous inflorescense of golden shower tree (Cassia fistula) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkGolden shower tree (Cassia fistula) in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, May 28, 2015
LinkGolden shower tree (Cassia fistula) in Aspire Park at morning. Doha, Qatar, October 22, 2015

14. Cassia javanica L.

(Cassia bacillus, Cassia fistula, Cassia megalantha, Cathartocarpus javanicus)

Common names: Pink Shower, Apple Blossom Tree, Rainbow Shower Tree

Extract from Wikipedia article: Cassia javanica, also known as Java Cassia, Pink Shower, Apple Blossom Tree and Rainbow Shower Tree (Thai: ชัยพฤกษ์), is a species of tree in the Fabaceae family. Its origin is in Southeast Asia, but it has been extensively grown in tropical areas worldwide as a garden tree owing to its beautiful crimson and pink flower bunches.

LinkPink shower tree (Cassia javanica) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, June 25, 2015
LinkFlowers of pink shower tree (Cassia javanica) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, June 25, 2015

15. Ceratonia siliqua L.

Common names: carob tree

Extract from Wikipedia article: Ceratonia siliqua, commonly known as the carob tree, St John's-bread, or locust bean (not to be confused with the African locust bean) is a species of flowering evergreen shrub or tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. It is widely cultivated for its edible pods, and as an ornamental tree in gardens. The ripe, dried pod is often ground to carob powder which is used as a substitute for cocoa powder.

LinkCarob tree (Ceratonia siliqua) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, November 23, 2014
LinkCarob tree (Ceratonia siliqua) with fruits in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, April 21, 2015
LinkCarob tree (Ceratonia siliqua) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, April 21, 2015
LinkCarob tree (Ceratonia siliqua) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, November 30, 2015

16. Cicer arietinum L.

(Cicer album, Cicer arientinium, Cicer arientinum, Cicer edessanum, Cicer grossum, Cicer nigrum, Cicer physodes, Cicer rotundum, Cicer sativum, Cicer sintenisii, Ononis crotalarioides)

Common names: chickpea, humus, nakhi

Extract from Wikipedia article: The chickpea or chick pea (Cicer arietinum) is a legume of the family Fabaceae, subfamily Faboideae. It is also known as gram, or Bengal gram, garbanzo or garbanzo bean and sometimes known as Egyption pea, ceci, cece or channa. Its seeds are high in protein. It is one of the earliest cultivated legumes: 7,500-year-old remains have been found in the Middle East.

LinkOval seed pods of chickpea (Cicer arietinum) on roadside of Salwa Road near Karaana, south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 23, 2014

17. Clitoria ternatea ternatea

Common names: butterfly pea, Cordofan pea, Asian pigeonwings

Extract from Wikipedia article: Clitoria ternatea, common names including butterfly pea, blue pea, Cordofan pea and Asian pigeonwings, is a plant species belonging to the Fabaceae family. The flowers of this vine have the shape of human female genitals, hence the Latin name of the genus "Clitoria", from "clitoris". (Synonyms: Clitoris principissae.).

LinkButterfly pea (Clitoria ternatea var. albiflora) on Al Wosail Street in Lejbailat area. Doha, Qatar, April 1, 2015
LinkFlower of butterfly pea (Clitoria ternatea var. albiflora) taken from Al Wosail Street in Lejbailat area. Doha, Qatar, April 1, 2015
LinkButterfly pea (Clitoria ternatea var. albiflora) on Wadi Al Sahl Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 8, 2015

18. Cullen plicatum (Delile)C.H.Stirt.

(Cullen plicata, Psoralea odorata, Psoralea plicata)

Common names: hama, Jhil

LinkPsoralea plicata (Cullen plicatum, local names hama, Jhil) near Karaana (Karana, Al Kiranah), south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 23, 2014
LinkFlowers of Psoralea plicata (Cullen plicatum, local names hama, Jhil) in Umm Houtah. Southern Qatar, January 16, 2015
LinkFlowers and fruits of Psoralea plicata (Cullen plicatum, local names hama, Jhil) in Umm Houtah. Southern Qatar, January 16, 2015

19. Delonix regia (Hook.)Raf.

(Poinciana regia)

Common names: royal poinciana, flamboyant

Extract from Wikipedia article: Delonix regia is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae, subfamily Caesalpinioideae. It is noted for its fern-like leaves and flamboyant display of flowers. In many tropical parts of the world it is grown as an ornamental tree and in English it is given the name Royal Poinciana or Flamboyant. It is also one of several trees known as Flame tree.

LinkRoyal Poinciana tree (Flamboyant, Delonix regia) in Aspire Park at early morning. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkRoyal Poinciana tree (Flamboyant, Delonix regia) with flowers in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkRed flowers of royal Poinciana tree (Flamboyant, Delonix regia) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkRoyal Poinciana tree (Flamboyant, Delonix regia) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkRed inflorescense of royal Poinciana tree (Flamboyant, Delonix regia) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015
LinkBright red flowers of royal Poinciana tree (Flamboyant, Delonix regia) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2015

20. Hippocrepis bicontorta Loisel.

Common names: Hippocrepis areolata, Hippocrepis cornigera, Horseshoe Vetch, umm ghurein

LinkSeed pods of Horseshoe Vetch (Hippocrepis bicontorta?). Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
LinkHorseshoe vetch (Hippocrepis bicontorta, Hippocrepis areolata, local name umm ghurein) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkSeeds of Horseshoe vetch (Hippocrepis bicontorta, Hippocrepis areolata, local name umm ghurein) in sand near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkFlowers of Horseshoe vetch (Hippocrepis bicontorta, Hippocrepis areolata, local name umm ghurein) in sand near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkHorseshoe vetch (Hippocrepis bicontorta, Hippocrepis areolata, local name umm ghurein) with flowers in sand near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkHorseshoe vetch (Hippocrepis bicontorta, Hippocrepis areolata, local name umm ghurein) in windblown sand on southern side of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkProstrate plant of Horseshoe vetch (Hippocrepis bicontorta, Hippocrepis areolata, local name umm ghurein) in windblown sand on southern side of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkFruits of Horseshoe vetch (Hippocrepis bicontorta, Hippocrepis areolata, local name umm ghurein) in windblown sand on southern side of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkShoot of Horseshoe vetch (Hippocrepis bicontorta, Hippocrepis areolata) on windblown sand on southern side of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkShoot of Horseshoe vetch (Hippocrepis bicontorta, Hippocrepis areolata) with fruits on windblown sand on southern side of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016

21. Hippocrepis constricta Kunze

(Hippocrepis multisiliquosa)

Common names: Horseshoe Vetch, umm ghurein

LinkHorseshoe vetch (Hippocrepis constricta, local name umm ghurein) with flat seed pods near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkHorseshoe vetch (Hippocrepis constricta, local name umm ghurein) near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014

22. Hippocrepis multisiliquosa L.

(Hippocrepis ambigua, Hippocrepis ciliata, Hippocrepis confusa)

Common names: Many-flowered Horseshoe Vetch, Qileiqlan

LinkMany-flowered Horseshoe Vetch (Hippocrepis multisiliquosa, local name Qileiqlan) together with Egyptian Fig-marigold (slenderleaf ice plant, Mesembryanthemum nodiflorum) in abandoned farms in Ras Laffan. Northern Qatar, February 28, 2014
LinkMany-flowered Horseshoe Vetch (Hippocrepis multisiliquosa, local name Qileiqlan) in abandoned farms in Ras Laffan. Northern Qatar, February 28, 2014
LinkSeed pod of many-flowered Horseshoe Vetch (Hippocrepis multisiliquosa, local name Qileiqlan) in abandoned farms in Ras Laffan. Northern Qatar, February 28, 2014

23. Indigofera intricata Boiss.

Common names: humeira, hameira, Scarlet pea

LinkScarlet pea (Indigofera intricata, local name Hameira) in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
LinkDesert plant Indigofera intricata (local name humeira) near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkBush of a desert plant Indigofera intricata (local name humeira) near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkSpreading bush of scarlet pea (Indigofera intricata, local name humeira) on roadside of a road from Dukhan to Al Jumayliyah. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkScarlet pea (Indigofera intricata, local name humeira) with flowers on roadside of a road from Dukhan to Al Jumayliyah. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkBush of scarlet pea (Indigofera intricata, local name humeira) with flowers on roadside of a road from Dukhan to Al Jumayliyah. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkPillow shaped bush of scarlet pea (Indigofera intricata, local name humeira) near a road from Dukhan to Al Jumayliyah. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkFruits of scarlet pea (Indigofera intricata, local name humeira) at entrance of Ras Abrouq Peninsula near Zekreet. Qatar, November 14, 2014
LinkScarlet pea (Indigofera intricata, local name humeira) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, April 11, 2015
LinkScarlet pea (Indigofera intricata, local name humeira) in sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, April 11, 2015
LinkFresh shoot of scarlet pea (Indigofera intricata, local name humeira) on roadside between Mesayeed and Harrarah. Qatar, October 30, 2015
LinkScarlet pea (Indigofera intricata, local name humeira) with a flower on roadside of Salwa Road, near Nakhsh Mountain. Qatar, October 31, 2015
LinkScarlet pea (Indigofera intricata, local name humeira) emerging from sand on roadside of Salwa Road, near Nakhsh Mountain. Qatar, October 31, 2015
LinkDesert plant Indigofera intricata (local name humeira) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 4, 2016
LinkIndigofera intricata (local name humeira) on sand dunes near the spring in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 4, 2016
LinkBranches of Indigofera intricata (local name humeira) on sand dunes near the spring in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 4, 2016
LinkFlower of Indigofera intricata (local name humeira) on sand dunes near the spring in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 4, 2016
LinkScarlet pea (Indigofera intricata, local name humeira) on sand dunes near the spring in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
LinkSmall plant of scarlet pea (Indigofera intricata, local name humeira) in windblown sand on southern side of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016

24. Lathyrus aphaca L.

(Orobus aphaca)

Common names: yellow pea, yellow vetchling

Extract from Wikipedia article: Lathyrus aphaca is a legume known as the yellow pea or yellow vetchling. It is native to southern Europe, parts of Asia, and North Africa. Some consider it to be a weed, particularly when in areas where it is an introduced species, including northern Europe and North America. It acclimates best to dry places, such as sand, gravel, and chalk, and requires a well-drained habitat. It is an annual herb producing yellow pea flowers just over a centimeter wide.

LinkYellow vetchling (pea, vetch, Lathyrus aphaca) taken from Mareb(?) Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 29, 2015
LinkBack lit yellow vetchling (pea, vetch, Lathyrus aphaca) taken from Mareb(?) Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 29, 2015
LinkYellow vetchling (pea, vetch, Lathyrus aphaca) on white background taken from Mareb(?) Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 29, 2015

25. Leucaena leucocephala (Lam.)de Wit

(Acacia frondosa, Acacia glauca, Acacia leucocephala, Leucaena glauca, Mimosa glauca, Mimosa leucocephala)

Common names: White leadtree, jumbay, white popinac

Extract from Wikipedia article: Leucaena leucocephala is a small, fast-growing mimosoid tree native to southern Mexico and northern Central America (Belize and Guatemala), but is now naturalized throughout the tropics. Common names include white leadtree, jumbay, and white popinac. The specific name is derived from the Greek words λευκό, meaning "white", and κέφαλος, meaning "head", referring to its flowers. L. leucocephala is used for a variety of purposes, such as firewood, fiber and livestock fodder.

LinkApartment door with a mimisa like tree white leadtree (jumbay, Leucaena leucocephala) on Umm Wishah Street, Musheirib area. Doha, Qatar, May 24, 2013
LinkWhite leadtree (jumbay, Leucaena leucocephala) on a street in Musheirib area. Doha, Qatar, January 31, 2014
LinkWhite leadtree (jumbay, Leucaena leucocephala) on Umm Wishad Street in Musheirib area. Doha, Qatar, March 14, 2014
LinkWhite leadtree (jumbay, Leucaena leucocephala) on Ziyad Bin Eyad Street in Al Doha Al Jadeeda area. Doha, Qatar, March 21, 2014
LinkWhite leadtree (jumbay, Leucaena leucocephala) near Umm Wishad Street in Musheirib area. Doha, Qatar, March 28, 2014
LinkWhite leadtree (jumbay, Leucaena leucocephala) on Umm Wishad Street in Musheirib area. Doha, Qatar, May 2, 2014
LinkWhite leadtree (jumbay, Leucaena leucocephala) in area of West Bay. Doha, Qatar, November 27, 2014
LinkGathering of bees on flowers of white leadtree (jumbay, Leucaena leucocephala) in area of West Bay. Doha, Qatar, November 27, 2014
LinkLeadtree (jumbay, Leucaena leucocephala) with fruits in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
LinkFruits of white leadtree (jumbay, Leucaena leucocephala) on Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, April 16, 2015
LinkDry seed pods of leadtree (jumbay, Leucaena leucocephala) on the ground on extension of Al Kharais Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 20, 2015
LinkDry pods and seeds of leadtree (jumbay, Leucaena leucocephala) on the ground on extension of Al Kharais Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 20, 2015
LinkFlowers of white leadtree (jumbay, Leucaena leucocephala) in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, December 23, 2015
LinkSeed pods of white leadtree (jumbay, Leucaena leucocephala) in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, December 23, 2015
LinkWhite leadtree (jumbay, Leucaena leucocephala) on Al Istiqlal Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, February 2, 2016

26. Lotononis platycarpa (Viv.)Pic.Serm.

(Amphinomia dinteri, Amphinomia lotoidea, Amphinomia platycarpa, Leobordea persica, Lotononis abyssinica, Lotononis dichotoma, Lotononis dinteri, Lotononis leobordea, Lotononis lotoidea, Lotononis persica, Lotononis platycarpos, Lotus platycarpos)

Common names: Lotus platycarpus

Extract from Wikipedia article: Leobordea platycarpa is a common annual plant in the drier parts of the African continent found in open ground, roadsides, cultivated ground and other disturbed places or in short grassland on sand.

LinkDesert plant Lotononis platycarpa (Lotus platycarpus) in sand near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkLotononis platycarpa (Lotus platycarpus) near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkDesert plant Lotononis platycarpa (Lotus platycarpus) taken from roadside of Dukhan Highway near Ash-Shahaniyah. Qatar, December 18, 2015

27. Lotus garcinii DC.

(Aspalathus persica, Lotus shariffi, Lotus stocksii, Ononis aucheri)

Common names: louts

My notes: Found on limestone cliffs in Fuwairit. In Maszhabiya near Abu Samra it was seen in scattered locations in April of 2016 as seedlings, but they disappear in May.

LinkLotus garcinii with fruits on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, December 12, 2014
LinkLotus garcinii with flowers on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, December 12, 2014
LinkTwig of Lotus garcinii on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, December 12, 2014
LinkShoot of Lotus garcinii with flowers on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, December 12, 2014
LinkClose up of flowers of Lotus garcinii on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, December 12, 2014
LinkShoot of Lotus garcinii with cuttlebone background on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, December 12, 2014
LinkHabitat of Lotus garcinii (the plant is located in a bonfire pit, at the foot of the cliff) on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, December 12, 2014
LinkDry fruits of Lotus garcinii under the plant on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, December 12, 2014
LinkStem and leaves of Lotus garcinii on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, December 12, 2014
LinkPlant of Lotus garcinii on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, December 12, 2014
LinkFlowers and fruits of Lotus garcinii taken from a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit in northern Qatar, December 12, 2014
LinkPlant of Lotus garcinii on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, December 19, 2014
LinkPlant of Lotus garcinii growing in bonfire pit on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, December 19, 2014
LinkFlowers and fruits of Lotus garcinii on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, December 19, 2014
LinkDry flowers and fruits of Lotus garcinii on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, December 19, 2014
LinkClose up of a flower of Lotus garcinii on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, December 19, 2014
LinkShoot of Lotus garcinii with flowers on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Qatar, January 31, 2015
LinkLotus garcinii plant on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 21, 2015
LinkPlant of Lotus garcinii under a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkClose up of flowers and fruits of Lotus garcinii under a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkBlooming plant of Lotus garcinii under a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkShoot of Lotus garcinii on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkLotus garcinii in sand on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkShoot of Lotus garcinii with white background on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkBlooming Lotus garcinii on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkClose up of Lotus garcinii on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkBranching shoot of Lotus garcinii on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkPlant of Lotus garcinii under cliffs on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkBush of Lotus garcinii under cliffs on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkGrowth of Lotus garcinii under cliffs on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkFlowers on a bush of Lotus garcinii under cliffs on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkBlooming bush of Lotus garcinii under cliffs on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkSmall plant of Lotus garcinii under cliffs on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkSmall plant of Lotus garcinii on cliffs on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkBranching shoots of Lotus garcinii on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkBranching shoots of Lotus garcinii with flowers on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkClose up of flowers of Lotus garcinii on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkClose up of shoots of Lotus garcinii on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkTwig of Lotus garcinii on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkBranches of Lotus garcinii on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkBranching twig of Lotus garcinii on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkSpreading shoots of Lotus garcinii on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkLotus garcinii with fruits on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, April 17, 2015
LinkLotus garcinii under cliffs on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, April 17, 2015
LinkBlooming Lotus garcinii under cliffs on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, April 17, 2015
LinkShoots of Lotus garcinii under cliffs on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, April 17, 2015
LinkPlant of Lotus garcinii under the cliffs of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, June 20, 2015
LinkLotus garcinii under cliffs on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, August 22, 2015
LinkShoot of Lotus garcinii on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, January 29, 2016
LinkBush of Lotus garcinii on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 12, 2016
LinkHabitat of Lotus garcinii plants on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 12, 2016
LinkBush of Lotus garcinii on limestone on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 12, 2016
LinkSmall plant of Lotus garcinii in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016
LinkSmall plant of Lotus garcinii on windblown sand in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, April 1, 2016

28. Lotus glinoides Delile

(Lotus ehrenbergii)

Common names: Hawrbeith

LinkLotus glinoides near Zekreet in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkLotus glinoides with fruits in salt marsh near Zekreet in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkLotus glinoides with flowers near Zekreet in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkCentral hub of Lotus glinoides near Zekreet in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkLotus glinoides with fruits on Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 7, 2014

29. Lotus halophilus Boiss. & Spruner

(Lotus pusillus, Lotus villosus)

Common names: garn al ghazal, harbeth, quroon al ghazal, Greater bird's foot trefoil, Gazelle's horn

LinkDesert plant with long pods of Greater bird's foot trefoil (Lotus halophilus, Lotus villosus, Lotus pusillis, local names garn al ghazal, harbeth, quroon al ghazal) in sand near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkGreater bird's foot trefoil (Lotus halophilus, Lotus villosus) near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkSeeds of greater bird's foot trefoil (Lotus halophilus, Lotus villosus) near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkGreater bird's foot trefoil (Lotus halophilus, Lotus villosus) near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkFlowers of greater bird's foot trefoil (Lotus halophilus, Lotus villosus) near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkGreater bird's foot trefoil (Lotus halophilus, Lotus villosus) with flowers and seeds near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkGreater bird's foot trefoil (Lotus halophilus, Lotus villosus) in sand near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkGreater bird's foot trefoil (Lotus halophilus, Lotus villosus) with flowers in sand near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkGreater bird's foot trefoil (Lotus halophilus, Lotus villosus) on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, January 29, 2016

30. Medicago laciniata (L.)Mill.

Common names: Medicago aschersoniana, Medicago polymorpha, nafal abu hasak, hassak, jet barri, cut-leaved medick

Extract from Wikipedia article: Medicago laciniata is a plant species of the genus Medicago. It is found primarily in the southern Mediterranean basin. It forms a symbiotic relationship with the bacterium Sinorhizobium meliloti, which is capable of nitrogen fixation. Common names include cut-leaved medick and tattered medick. Grows in Sinai, Egypt.

LinkDesert plant Medicago laciniata (Medicago polymorpha, local names nafal abu hasak, hassak, jet barri) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkDesert plant Medicago laciniata (Medicago polymorpha, local names nafal abu hasak, hassak, jet barri) with seeds near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkDesert plant Medicago laciniata (Medicago polymorpha, local names nafal abu hasak, hassak, jet barri) in sand near Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
LinkDesert plant Medicago laciniata (Medicago polymorpha, local names nafal abu hasak, hassak, jet barri) with seeds in sand near Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
LinkMedicago laciniata (Medicago polymorpha, Medicago aschersoniana, local names nafal abu hasak, hassak, jet barri) near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkMedicago laciniata (Medicago polymorpha, Medicago aschersoniana, local names nafal abu hasak, hassak, jet barri) with spherical fruits near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkMedicago laciniata (Medicago polymorpha, Medicago aschersoniana, local names nafal abu hasak, hassak, jet barri) and a torpedo seed of Erodium (at the bottom) near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkMedicago laciniata (Medicago polymorpha, Medicago aschersoniana, local names nafal abu hasak, hassak, jet barri) and a torpedo seed of Erodium near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkMedicago laciniata (Medicago polymorpha, Medicago aschersoniana, local names nafal abu hasak, hassak, jet barri) and a stray torpedo seed of Erodium near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkAccumulation of dry seeds of Medicago laciniata on Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, January 9, 2015
LinkDry seeds of Medicago laciniata carpeting the ground of a roadside depression east from Al Jebail water treatment plant. Al Khor, Qatar, December 20, 2015

31. Medicago sativa L.

(Medicago afganica, Medicago grandiflora, Medicago ladak, Medicago mesopotamica, Medicago orientalis, Medicago polia, Medicago praesativa, Medicago sogdiana, Trigonella upendrae)

Common names: alfalfa, lucerne, jet, barseem

Extract from Wikipedia article: Alfalfa /ælˈfælfə/, Medicago sativa, also called lucerne, is a perennial flowering plant in the pea family Fabaceae cultivated as an important forage crop in many countries around the world. The Spanish-Arabic (according to wiktionary and the DRAE) name alfalfa is widely used, particularly in North America and Australia. But in the UK, South Africa and New Zealand, the more commonly used name is lucerne. It superficially resembles clover, with clusters of small purple flowers followed by fruits spiralled in 2 to 3 turns containing 10-20 seeds. Alfalfa is native to warmer temperate climates. It has been cultivated as livestock fodder since at least the era of the ancient Greeks and Romans.

LinkAlfalfa (lucerne, Medicago sativa, local names jet, barseem) in Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
LinkAlfalfa (Medicago sativa, local names jet, barseem) on roadside in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
LinkAlfalfa (lucerne, Medicago sativa, local names jet, barseem) in Trainah gardens. Southern Qatar, March 5, 2014
LinkBlooming alfalfa (lucerne, Medicago sativa, local names jet, barseem) in Trainah gardens. Southern Qatar, March 5, 2014
LinkAlfalfa (lucerne, Medicago sativa, local names jet, barseem) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya Farms. South-western Qatar, March 29, 2014
LinkFlower of alfalfa (lucerne, Medicago sativa, local names jet, barseem) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya Farms. South-western Qatar, March 29, 2014
LinkAlfalfa (lucerne, Medicago sativa, local names jet, barseem) in sand on roadside of Salwa Road near Karaana, south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 23, 2014
LinkBush of alfalfa (lucerne, Medicago sativa, local names jet, barseem) near a pond on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 10, 2015
LinkFresh leaves of alfalfa (lucerne, Medicago sativa, local names jet, barseem)(?) on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, December 18, 2015

32. Medicago monantha (C.A.Mey.)Trautv.

(Trigonella brahuica, Trigonella incisa, Trigonella monantha, Trigonella noeana, Trigonella polycerata)

LinkTrigonella monantha near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkYellow flowers of Trigonella monantha near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkTrigonella monantha with long seed pods near Dukhan Road. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014

33. Melilotus albus Medik.

(Melilotus alba, Melilotus argutus, Melilotus leucanthus, Melilotus melanospermus, Melilotus vulgaris)

Common names: handagog abiad, white sweetclover

Extract from Wikipedia article: Melilotus albus (Bokhara clover, honey clover, tree clover, sweet clover, white-flowered sweet clover, white sweet clover, white melilot), is a legume sometimes grown for forage. White sweet clover is a major source of nectar for an apiary. Its characteristic sweet odour, intensified by drying, is derived from coumarin.

LinkWhite sweetclover (Melilotus albus) taken from Al Jood Street near a corner with Saha 16 in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
LinkWhite sweet clover (Melilotus albus) on Ibn Nusaih Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 19, 2015
LinkClose up of white sweet clover (Melilotus albus) taken from Ibn Nusaih Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 19, 2015
LinkFruits of white sweetclover (Melilotus albus) taken from Al Jood Street near a corner with Saha 16 in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 25, 2015
LinkWhite sweet clover (Melilotus albus) taken from roadside near Twar Mall in Um Lekhba neighborhood. Doha, Qatar, February 29, 2016

34. Melilotus indicus (L.)All.

(Melilotus bonplandii, Melilotus indica, Melilotus melilotus-indica, Melilotus melilotus-indicus, Melilotus officinalis, Melilotus parviflora, Melilotus parviflorus, Melilotus permixtus, Melilotus tommasinii, Trifolium indica, Trifolium indicum, Trifolium melilotus, Trifolium melilotus-indica)

Common names: handagog asfar, Scented trefoil, sweet clover

Extract from Wikipedia article: Melilotus indicus, sometimes incorrectly written Melilotus indica, is a yellow-flowered herb native to northern Africa, Europe and Asia, but naturalized throughout the rest of the world.

LinkSeeds of sweet clover (Melilotus indicus) taken from Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, March 16, 2014
LinkYellow sweet clover (Melilotus indicus) taken from Onaiza area near Al Sham Street. Doha, Qatar, February 19, 2015
LinkFlowers of yellow sweet clover (Melilotus indicus) taken from Onaiza area near Al Sham Street. Doha, Qatar, February 19, 2015
LinkYellow sweet clover (Melilotus indicus) on a field on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, April 10, 2015
LinkPinkish plant of yellow sweet clover (Melilotus indicus) on a field on Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, May 1, 2015

35. Ononis reclinata L.

Common names: Small Restharrow

LinkSmall Restharrow (Ononis reclinata) at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
LinkSmall Restharrow (Ononis reclinata) with a flower at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
LinkSmall Restharrow (Ononis reclinata) on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 19, 2016
LinkSmall Restharrow (Ononis reclinata) on a rocky road on Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 19, 2016
LinkSmall Restharrow (Ononis reclinata) on white background from a rocky road of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 19, 2016

36. Ononis viscosa sicula (Guss.)Hub.-Mor.

(Ononis sicula)

Common names: Barak Sicily

LinkOnonis sicula (Barak Sicily) near Ras Laffan. Northern Qatar, February 28, 2014
LinkOnonis sicula (Barak Sicily) in silty depression near Ras Laffan. Northern Qatar, February 28, 2014
LinkFlowers of Ononis sicula (Barak Sicily) in silty depression near Ras Laffan. Northern Qatar, February 28, 2014
LinkYellow flower and glandular hairs of Ononis sicula (Barak Sicily) in silty depression near Ras Laffan. Northern Qatar, February 28, 2014
LinkOnonis sicula (Barak Sicily) in a small runnel in area of Ras Laffan Farms, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, February 12, 2016
LinkBlooming plant of Ononis sicula (Barak Sicily) in a small runnel in area of Ras Laffan Farms, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, February 12, 2016
LinkBlooming plant of Ononis sicula (Barak Sicily) extracted from a small runnel in area of Ras Laffan Farms, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, February 12, 2016

37. Parkinsonia aculeata L.

(Parkinsonia thornberi)

Common names: Mexican Palo Verde

Extract from Wikipedia article: Parkinsonia aculeata is a species of perennial flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. Common names include palo verde, Mexican palo verde, Parkinsonia, Jerusalem thorn, Ratama in Spain, and (where?) jelly bean tree.

LinkBlooming Horsebean (paloverde, Ratama, Parkinsonia aculeata) in Education City campus. Doha, Qatar, March 11, 2010
LinkHorsebean (paloverde, Ratama, Parkinsonia aculeata) grown on roadside of a road to Mesaieed. Qatar, March 4, 2016
LinkHorsebean (paloverde, Ratama, Parkinsonia aculeata) on roadside of a road to Mesaieed. Qatar, March 4, 2016
LinkNarrow leaves of Horsebean (paloverde, Ratama, Parkinsonia aculeata) on roadside of a road to Mesaieed. Qatar, March 4, 2016

38. Pithecellobium dulce (Roxb.) Benth.

(Acacia obliquifolia, Albizia dulcis, Feuilleea dulcis, Inga camatchili, Inga dulcis, Inga javana, Inga javanica, Inga lanceolata, Inga leucantha, Inga pungens, Mimosa dulcis, Mimosa edulis, Mimosa pungens, Mimosa unguis-cati, Pithecellobium littorale, Pithecollobium dulce, Zygia dulcis)

Common names: Madras thorn

Extract from Wikipedia article: Pithecellobium dulce is a species of flowering plant in the pea family, Fabaceae, that is native to the Pacific Coast and adjacent highlands of Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. It is an Introduced species and extensively naturalised in the Caribbean, Florida, Guamas well as in India, Bengal and the Philippines. It is considered an invasive species in Hawaii.

LinkSeed pod of Madras thorn acacia (Pithecellobium dulce) found near Dar Al Salam Compound, Abu Hamour area. Doha, Qatar, May 10, 2013
LinkFlower of Madras thorn acacia (Pithecellobium dulce) found near Dar Al Salam Compound, Abu Hamour area. Doha, Qatar, May 10, 2013
LinkBack lit dehisced seed pod taken from Madras thorn acacia (Pithecellobium dulce) found near Dar Al Salam Compound, Abu Hamour area. Doha, Qatar, May 10, 2013
LinkSpiral shaped red seed pod taken from Madras thorn acacia (Pithecellobium dulce) found near Dar Al Salam Compound, Abu Hamour area. Doha, Qatar, May 10, 2013
LinkGreen, reddish seed pod taken from Madras thorn acacia (Pithecellobium dulce) found near Dar Al Salam Compound, Abu Hamour area. Doha, Qatar, May 10, 2013
LinkDry flowers of Pithecellobium dulce on Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 22, 2014
LinkSeed pods of Madras thorn acacia (Pithecellobium dulce) on Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 22, 2014
LinkRipe seed pods of Madras thorn acacia (Pithecellobium dulce) on Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, April 28, 2014
LinkFlowers of Madras thorn acacia (Pithecellobium dulce) near Barzan Towers. Doha, Qatar, March 7, 2015
LinkFruit of Madras thorn acacia (Pithecellobium dulce) taken from Al Intisar Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, May 11, 2015

39. Prosopis cineraria (L.)Druce

(Adenanthera aculeata, Mimosa cineraria, Prosopis spicata, Prosopis spicigera)

Common names: Ghaf, Khejri, Janty, Jand, Kandi, Banni, Gandasein, Vanni, Jammi, Chaunkra, Janti, Khar, Khejri, Sami, Shami, Sumri, Vanni-andara, Katu andara, Kalapu andara, Lunu andara

Extract from Wikipedia article: Prosopis cineraria is a species of flowering tree in the pea family, Fabaceae. It is native to arid portions of Western Asia and the Indian Subcontinent, including Afghanistan, Iran, India, Oman, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. It is an established introduced species in parts of Southeast Asia, including Indonesia. Common names include Ghaf (Arabic); Khejri or "Loong Tree" (Rajasthan); Janty(जांटी) (Bishnois); Jand (Punjabi); Kandi (Sindh); Banni (Kannada);Gandasein(Burmese); Vanni (Tamil); Jammi (Telugu); Chaunkra, Jant/Janti, Khar, Khejri/Khejra, Sami, Shami (Marathi)and (Hindi); Sumri (Gujarat); Vanni-andara, Katu andara, Kalapu andara, Lunu andara (Sinhala).

LinkBee on flowers of a Ghaf tree (Prosopis cineraria) in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
LinkYellow flowers of Ghaf tree (Prosopis cineraria) taken from Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
LinkGhaf tree (Prosopis cineraria) on Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, April 16, 2015
LinkBlooming ghaf tree (Prosopis cineraria) on Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, April 16, 2015
LinkGhaf tree (Prosopis cineraria) on Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, January 14, 2016

40. Prosopis farcta (Banks & Sol.) J.F.Macbr.

(Lagonychium farctum, Mimosa farcta, Mimosa stephaniana)

Common names: Syrian mesquite, yanbout

LinkFruits of Syrian mesquite (Prosopis farcta) taken from Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS, or Qatar University Farm) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, May 29, 2015
LinkSyrian mesquite (Prosopis farcta) with oblong pods taken from Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, May 29, 2015
LinkDissected fruit of Syrian mesquite (Prosopis farcta) taken from Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS, or Qatar University Farm) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, May 29, 2015
LinkSyrian mesquite (Prosopis farcta) with irregularly swollen pods taken from Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS, or Qatar University Farm) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, May 29, 2015
LinkDissected pod with seeds of Syrian mesquite (Prosopis farcta) taken from Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, May 29, 2015
LinkBranch of Syrian mesquite (Prosopis farcta) with a fruit (swallen pod) taken from Rawdat Al Faras Research Station (RAFRS) near Al Zubara Road. Qatar, May 30, 2015

41. Prosopis juliflora (Sw.)DC.

(Acacia cumanensis, Acacia juliflora, Acacia salinarum, Algarobia juliflora, Desmanthus salinarum, Mimosa juliflora, Mimosa piliflora, Mimosa salinarum, Neltuma bakeri, Neltuma juliflora, Neltuma occidenatlis, Neltuma occidentalis, Neltuma pallescens, Prosopis bracteolata, Prosopis cumanensis, Prosopis domingensis, Prosopis dulcis, Prosopis vidaliana)

Common names: Ironwood, meskeet, ghweif, al ghaf, qwaif, Mesquite, Prosopis chilensis

Extract from Wikipedia article: Prosopis juliflora (Spanish: bayahonda blanca) is a shrub or small tree in the Fabaceae family, a kind of mesquite. It is native to Mexico, South America and the Caribbean. It has become established as an invasive weed in Africa, Asia, Australia and elsewhere.

LinkPalm Island with a lone mesquite tree (Prosopis juliflora) remaining from a resort mysteriously demolished in 2006 before Asian Games, view from Corniche. Doha, Qatar, March 25, 2011
LinkSeed pod among dry leaves fallen on the ground of mesquite (Prosopis juliflora, Prosopis chilensis, ironwood, local names meskeet, ghweif, al ghaf) in Trainah gardens. Southern Qatar, March 5, 2014
LinkSeed pod with dry leaves fallen on the ground of mesquite (Prosopis juliflora, Prosopis chilensis, ironwood, local names meskeet, ghweif, al ghaf) in Trainah gardens. Southern Qatar, March 5, 2014
LinkFlowers of mesquite (Prosopis juliflora, Prosopis chilensis, ironwood, local names meskeet, ghweif, al ghaf) near a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms in northern Qatar, May 2, 2014
LinkFlowers and a green seed pod of mesquite (Prosopis juliflora, Prosopis chilensis, ironwood, local names meskeet, ghweif, al ghaf) near a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms in northern Qatar, October 24, 2014
LinkMesquite tree (Prosopis juliflora, Prosopis chilensis)(?) in a village of Al Jumail (Jumayl) west of Ruwais. Northern Qatar, May 9, 2015
LinkYellow fall foliage of mesquite (Prosopis juliflora, Prosopis chilensis, ironwood, local names meskeet, ghweif, al ghaf) east from Al Jebail water treatment plant. Al Khor, Qatar, December 20, 2015
LinkMesquite tree (Prosopis juliflora, Prosopis chilensis) in Ain Mohamed Fort near Al Areesh Road north from Zubara. Northern Qatar, December 26, 2015
LinkDry mesquite tree (Prosopis juliflora)(?) near a road to Zubara. North-western Qatar, January 16, 2016
LinkBig mesquite tree (Prosopis juliflora) in area of Uwaynat Bin Husayn Water Well near Simaisma. Qatar, January 16, 2016
LinkOld mesquite tree (Prosopis juliflora) near Uwaynat Bin Husayn Water Well near Simaisma. Qatar, January 16, 2016
LinkMesquite tree (Prosopis juliflora) in a park of Qatar University. Doha, Qatar, March 23, 2016
LinkFlowers of mesquite tree (Prosopis juliflora) in a park of Qatar University. Doha, Qatar, March 23, 2016

42. Rhynchosia minima (L.)DC.

(Dolicholus flavus, Dolicholus minimus, Dolichos minimus, Glycine lamarckii, Glycine littoralis, Glycine reflexa, Rhynchosia aureo-guttata, Rhynchosia exigua, Rhynchosia hockii, Rhynchosia ischnoclada, Rhynchosia mexicana, Rhynchosia punctata)

Common names: Least Snoutbean, pouteria

Extract from Wikipedia article: Rhynchosia minima is a species of flowering plant in the legume family known by the common names least snout-bean, burn-mouth-vine, and jumby bean. It can be found on every continent. It is naturalized in Hawaii.

LinkSeedling of Least Snout-Bean (Rhynchosia minima) in a depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, April 3, 2014
LinkSeed pods of Least Snout-Bean (Rhynchosia minima) growing on bushes of Ziziphus near a road to Zubara, in area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, April 3, 2014
LinkDry seed pods of Least Snout-Bean (Rhynchosia minima) on roadside of a road to Zubara in area of Al Magdah farms in northern Qatar, May 2, 2014
LinkSeedling of least snout-bean (Rhynchosia minima) in a silty depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, October 24, 2015
LinkSeedling of least snout-bean (Rhynchosia minima) with flowers and fruits in a silty depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, October 24, 2015
LinkFlowers of least snout-bean (Rhynchosia minima) in a silty depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, October 24, 2015
LinkSeedling of least snout-bean (Rhynchosia minima) growing from cracks in mud in a silty depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, October 24, 2015
LinkSeedling of least snout-bean (Rhynchosia minima) emerging from mud in a silty depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, October 24, 2015
LinkCarpet of seedlings of least snout-bean (Rhynchosia minima) under Ziziphus bushes in a silty depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, October 24, 2015
LinkLeast Snout-Bean (Rhynchosia minima) in a depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, November 7, 2015
LinkLeaf of Least Snout-Bean (Rhynchosia minima) in a depression on roadside of a road to Zubara, area of Al Magdah farms. Northern Qatar, November 7, 2015

43. Senna artemisioides Isely

(Cassia artemisioides)

Common names: Punty Bush, Fine-leaf Desert Cassia, Cassia nemophila

Extract from Wikipedia article: Senna artemisioides is a flowering plant in the family Fabaceae. It is commonly known as Silver Cassia or Feathery Cassia - although "cassia" generally refers to the largest-growing Cassiinae. Some of its distinct subspecies also have common names of their own. This plant is endemic to Australia, where it is found in all mainland states and territories, except for Victoria.

LinkBranch with needle-shaped leaves of fine-leaf desert cassia (Cassia nemophila, Senna artemisioides subsp. filifolia) taken from Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
LinkFlowers of fine-leaf desert cassia (Cassia nemophila, Senna artemisioides subsp. filifolia) taken from Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
LinkFlowers of fine-leaf desert cassia (Cassia nemophila, Senna artemisioides subsp. filifolia) on Al Rayhan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, January 14, 2016
LinkBlooming fine-leaf desert cassia (Cassia nemophila, Senna artemisioides subsp. filifolia) on Al Rayhan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, February 24, 2016
LinkBush of fine-leaf desert cassia (Cassia nemophila, Senna artemisioides subsp. filifolia) on Al Rayhan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, February 24, 2016
LinkFlowers of fine-leaf desert cassia (Cassia nemophila, Senna artemisioides subsp. filifolia) on Al Rayhan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, February 24, 2016

44. Senna italica Mill.

(Cassia italica, Cassia ligustrina, Cassia obtusa, Cassia porturegalis, Senna obtusa)

Common names: Cassia aschrak, Cassia obovata, ishrig, senna, senna mekki, Mecca senna

Extract from Wikipedia article: Senna italica, Senegal senna, Italian senna, or Port Royal senna is a legume tree in the genus Senna. It is recognized by many other common names based on the regions it grows in. In India, it is used to produce a dye known as “neutral henna”. Senegal senna is easily distinguishable through its many distinctive features. There are 3 subspecies of this plant based on the size of the inflorescence and the length of the petiole. The subspecies are italica, micrantha, and arachoides. In many regions, this plant is cultivated commercially and medicinally.

LinkSenna italica (Cassia) plant in desert of Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 2, 2012
LinkAnts feeding on Senna italica (Cassia) plant in desert of Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 2, 2012
LinkFlowers of Senna italica (Cassia aschrak, Cassia obovata, Cassia italica, local names ishrig, senna, senna mekki) on roadside of a road from Dukhan to Al Jumayliyah. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkSenna italica (Cassia aschrak, Cassia obovata, Cassia italica, local names ishrig, senna, senna mekki) on roadside of a road from Dukhan to Al Jumayliyah. Western Qatar, March 1, 2014
LinkFlowers of Senna italica (Cassia) on roadside near Trainah. Southern Qatar, November 7, 2014
LinkGreen seed pod of Senna italica (Cassia) on roadside near Trainah. Southern Qatar, November 7, 2014
LinkSenna italica (Cassia) at entrance of Ras Abrouq Peninsula near Zekreet. Qatar, November 14, 2014
LinkSeedling of Senna italica (Cassia) near Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, December 13, 2014
LinkSplit pod of Senna italica (Cassia) with seeds taken from Green Circles (center-pivot irrigation) in Irkhaya (Irkaya) Farms. Qatar, June 5, 2015

45. Senna occidentalis (L.)Link

(Cassia caroliniana, Cassia ciliata, Cassia falcata, Cassia foetida, Cassia laevigata, Cassia macradenia, Cassia obliquifolia, Cassia occidentalis, Cassia planisiliqua, Ditramexa occidentalis, Ditremexa occidentalis)

Common names: coffee senna, coffeeweed, Mogdad coffee, negro-coffee, senna coffee, Stephanie coffee, stinkingweed, styptic weed

Extract from Wikipedia article: Senna occidentalis is a pantropical plant species.

LinkCoffeeweed (Senna occidentalis) taken from Al Jood Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 7, 2015
LinkFlower of coffeeweed (Senna occidentalis) on Al Jood Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, December 23, 2015
LinkCoffeeweed (Senna occidentalis) on Al Intisar Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, January 18, 2016
LinkCoffeeweed (Senna occidentalis) with flowers and fruits on Al Intisar Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, January 18, 2016
LinkOpened seed pod of coffeeweed (Senna occidentalis) taken from Al Intisar Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, February 3, 2016
LinkBrown seeds of coffeeweed (Senna occidentalis) taken from Al Intisar Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, February 3, 2016

46. Senna surattensis (Burm.f.)H.S.Irwin & Barneby

(Cassia fastigiata, Cassia galuca, Cassia suffruiticosa, Cassia suffruticosa, Cassia surattensis, Psilorhegma suffruticosa, Senna speciosa)

Common names: Golden Senna, Bush Senna, Scrambled Egg Tree, Glaucous Cassia

LinkBlooming Golden Senna (Glaucous Cassia, Senna surattensis) on Corniche. Doha, Qatar, May 3, 2014
LinkGolden Senna (Glaucous Cassia, Senna surattensis) on Al Jood Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 20, 2015
LinkLeaves of Golden Senna (Glaucous Cassia, Senna surattensis) on Al Jood Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 20, 2015
LinkGolden Senna (Glaucous Cassia, Senna surattensis) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, December 1, 2015
LinkGolden Senna (Glaucous Cassia, Senna surattensis) on Al Shatt Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, January 18, 2016
LinkGolden Senna (Glaucous Cassia, Senna surattensis) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, March 14, 2016

47. Tamarindus indica L.

(Tamarindus occidentalis, Tamarindus officinalis, Tamarindus umbrosa)

Common names: Indian Date, Tamarind

Extract from Wikipedia article: Tamarind (Tamarindus indica) (from Arabic: تمر هندي‎, romanized tamar hindi, "Indian date") is a leguminous tree in the family Fabaceae indigenous to tropical Africa. The genus Tamarindus is a monotypic taxon, having only a single species.

LinkBlooming Tamarind (Indian Date, Tamarindus indica) in area of Al Istiqlal Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, May 5, 2014

48. Taverniera spartea (Burm.f.) DC.

(Hedysarum spartium, Taverniera gonoclada, Taverniera incana)

Common names: Aelijaan

LinkBlooming bush of Taverniera spartea (local name Aelijaan) at north end of a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 9, 2016
LinkBush of Taverniera spartea (local name Aelijaan) at north end of a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 9, 2016
LinkFlowers on a bush of Taverniera spartea (local name Aelijaan) at north end of a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 9, 2016
LinkFlowers of Taverniera spartea (local name Aelijaan) at north end of a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 9, 2016
LinkFlowers of Taverniera spartea (local name Aelijaan) on white background at north end of a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 9, 2016
LinkShoots of Taverniera spartea (local name Aelijaan) at north end of a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 9, 2016
LinkFlower of Taverniera spartea (local name Aelijaan) taken from north end of a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 9, 2016
LinkTaverniera spartea (local name Aelijaan) at north end of a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkTaverniera spartea (local name Aelijaan) at sunrise at north end of a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkFlowers of Taverniera spartea (local name Aelijaan) in dew at north end of a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkBlooming Taverniera spartea (local name Aelijaan) in dew at north end of a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkBack lit Taverniera spartea (local name Aelijaan) in dew at north end of a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkFlower and fruits of Taverniera spartea taken from north end of a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 12, 2016
LinkFruits of Taverniera spartea taken from north end of a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 12, 2016
LinkBush of Taverniera spartea (local name Aelijaan) with seeds near a rocky ridge in Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, March 26, 2016
LinkTaverniera spartea (local name Aelijaan) with fruits near a rocky ridge in Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, March 26, 2016
LinkWinged fruits of Taverniera spartea (local name Aelijaan) taken from area of Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, March 26, 2016

49. Trigonella foenum-graecum L.

(Trigonella tibetana)

Common names: Fenugreek

Extract from Wikipedia article: Fenugreek (/ˈfɛnjʉɡriːk/; Trigonella foenum-graecum) is an annual plant in the family Fabaceae with leaves consisting of three small obovate to oblong leaflets. It is cultivated worldwide as a semi-arid crop, and its seeds are a common ingredient in dishes from the Indian Subcontinent.

LinkWhite flowers of fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) on roadside of Salwa Road. Qatar, February 14, 2014
LinkDried seeds of fenugreek (Halba from India, Trigonella foenum-graecum) for sale in spice section in Souq Waqif (Old Market). Doha, Qatar, December 23, 2014
LinkDry fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum)(?) for sale in spice section in Souq Waqif (Old Market). Doha, Qatar, December 23, 2014
LinkFenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) near Al Jamiaa Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, January 12, 2016
LinkBlooming fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-graecum) taken from Al Jamiaa Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, January 12, 2016

50. Trigonella glabra Thunb.

(Trigonella hamosa)

Common names: Egyptian Fenugreek, nafal barri

LinkEgyptian Fenugreek (Trigonella glabra, Trigonella hamosa) in abandoned farms in Ras Laffan. Northern Qatar, February 28, 2014
LinkEgyptian Fenugreek (Trigonella glabra, Trigonella hamosa) with flowers and seeds in abandoned farms in Ras Laffan. Northern Qatar, February 28, 2014
LinkEgyptian Fenugreek (Trigonella glabra, Trigonella hamosa, local name nafal barri) near Zekreet in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkYellow flowers of Egyptian Fenugreek (Trigonella glabra, Trigonella hamosa, local name nafal barri) near Zekreet in western Qatar, March 3, 2014
LinkFlowers of Egyptian Fenugreek (Trigonella glabra, Trigonella hamosa) taken from Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, March 15, 2014
LinkSeeds of Egyptian Fenugreek (Trigonella glabra, Trigonella hamosa) taken from Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, March 15, 2014
LinkEgyptian Fenugreek (Trigonella glabra, Trigonella hamosa) taken from Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, January 26, 2016

51. Trigonella stellata Forssk.

Common names: nafal barri, Star Fenugreek

LinkClover like flowers of Trigonella stellata near Northern Road (Shamal). Qatar, March 7, 2012
LinkStar Fenugreek (Trigonella stellata) or Medicago(?) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkStar Fenugreek (Trigonella stellata, local name nafal barri) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
LinkStar Fenugreek (Trigonella stellata, local name nafal barri) in sand near Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
LinkStar Fenugreek (Trigonella stellata, local name nafal barri) in sand near Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
LinkStar Fenugreek (Trigonella stellata, local name nafal barri) in a large roadside depression near Route 77 to Ras Laffan. Qatar, February 6, 2016

52. Vachellia nilotica (L.) P.J.H. Hurter & Mabb.

(Acacia arabica, Acacia scorpioides)

Common names: gum arabic tree, Babul, Kikar, Egyptian thorn, Sant tree, Al-sant, prickly acacia, thorn mimosa, lekkerruikpeul, scented thorn, karuvela maram

Extract from Wikipedia article: Vachellia nilotica (widely known by the taxonomic synonym Acacia nilotica, or the common names gum arabic tree, Babul/Kikar, Egyptian thorn, Sant tree, Al-sant or prickly acacia; called thorn mimosa or prickly acacia in Australia; lekkerruikpeul or scented thorn in South Africa; karuvela maram in South India) is a species of Vachellia native to Africa, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent. It is also currently an invasive species of significant concern in Australia.

LinkYellow flowers of Gum Arabic Tree (babul, Vachellia nilotica, Acacia arabica)(?) in area of Al Sham Street in West Bay. Doha, Qatar, September 11, 2014
LinkGum arabic tree (babul, Vachellia nilotica, Acacia arabica) in Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, April 29, 2015
LinkConstricted pod of gum arabic tree (babul, Vachellia nilotica, Acacia arabica) taken from Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, June 26, 2015
LinkWhite-grey pod of gum arabic tree (babul, Vachellia nilotica, Acacia arabica) taken from Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, June 26, 2015
LinkSplit seed pod of gum arabic tree (babul, Vachellia nilotica, Acacia arabica) taken from Aspire Park. Doha, Qatar, June 26, 2015
LinkGum arabic tree (babul, Vachellia nilotica, Acacia arabica) planted near HBKU Research Complex in Education City. Doha, Qatar, January 20, 2016
LinkLarge gum arabic trees (babul, Vachellia nilotica, Acacia arabica) in area of Ras Laffan farms. North-eastern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkGum arabic tree (babul, Vachellia nilotica, Acacia arabica) in abandoned gardens in area of Ras Laffan farms. North-eastern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkLarge gum arabic tree (babul, Vachellia nilotica, Acacia arabica) in abandoned gardens in area of Ras Laffan farms. North-eastern Qatar, February 19, 2016
LinkDry seed pods of gum arabic tree (babul, Vachellia nilotica, Acacia arabica) on the ground in abandoned gardens in area of Ras Laffan farms. North-eastern Qatar, February 19, 2016

53. Vicia monantha Retz.

(Cracca calcarata, Vicia biflora, Vicia calcarata, Vicia griffithii)

Common names: duhraij, hard vetch, barn vetch, square-stemmed vetch

LinkBlooming hard vetch (Vicia monantha) under a palm tree on Ibn Nusaih Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2015
LinkFruit of hard vetch (Vicia monantha) under a palm tree on Ibn Nusaih Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
LinkPlant of hard vetch (Vicia monantha) with flowers taken from Ibn Nusaih Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
LinkPlant of pea family, probably hard vetch (Vicia monantha), taken from Ibn Nusaih Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
LinkLeaf of hard vetch (Vicia monantha) taken from Ibn Nusaih Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
LinkShoot of hard vetch (Vicia monantha) taken from Ibn Nusaih Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
LinkShoot of hard vetch (Vicia monantha) on white background taken from Ibn Nusaih Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, March 13, 2015
LinkHard vetch (Vicia monantha) with flowers taken from Ibn Nusaih Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, January 26, 2016
LinkHard vetch (Vicia monantha) taken from Ibn Nusaih Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, January 26, 2016
LinkHard vetch (Vicia monantha) on dark background taken from Ibn Nusaih Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, January 26, 2016
LinkHard vetch (Vicia monantha) taken from Al Istiqlal Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, February 3, 2016
LinkHard vetch (Vicia monantha) with a flower and fruits taken from Al Istiqlal Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, February 3, 2016

54. Vigna radiata (L.)R.Wilczek

(Azukia radiata, Phaseolus abyssinicus, Phaseolus aureus, Phaseolus hirtus, Phaseolus mungo, Phaseolus radiatus, Phaseolus trinervius, Rudua aurea)

Common names: lubia, moong bean, green gram, lentil

Extract from Wikipedia article: The mung bean (Vigna radiata), alternatively known as the moong bean, green gram, lentil, but not mungo, is a plant species in the legume family. Native to the Indian subcontinent, the mung bean is mainly cultivated today in India, China, and Southeast Asia. It is also cultivated in hot, dry regions in Southern Europe and the Southern United States. It is used as an ingredient in both savory and sweet dishes.

LinkMoong bean (Vigna radiata) in spice section in Souq Waqif (Old Market). Doha, Qatar, December 23, 2014
LinkFlowers of moong bean (Vigna radiata)(?) taken from area of Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, April 16, 2015
LinkFlowers of moong bean (Vigna radiata)(?) with dark background taken from area of Al Furqan Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, April 16, 2015
LinkMoong bean (Vigna radiata)(?) on Al Maha Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, February 24, 2016
LinkFruits of moong bean (Vigna radiata)(?) on Makkah Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, February 24, 2016
LinkFlower of moong bean (Vigna radiata)(?) on Makkah Street in Al Luqta area. Doha, Qatar, February 24, 2016

55. Vigna unguiculata (L.)Walp.

(Dolichos unguiculata, Dolichos unguiculatus, Vigna catjang)

Common names: cowpea, wild cow pea, black eye pea

Extract from Wikipedia article: The cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) is one of several species of the widely cultivated genus Vigna. Four subspecies are recognised, of which three are cultivated (more exist, including V. textilis, V. pubescens, and V. sinensis):

LinkBlue flowers of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) taken from Al Wosail(?) Street in Lejbailat area. Doha, Qatar, April 1, 2015
LinkBlue flowers of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) on white background taken from Al Wosail(?) Street in Lejbailat area. Doha, Qatar, April 1, 2015
LinkBlue flower of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) taken from Al Wosail Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 27, 2015
LinkBlue flower of cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) on dark background taken from Al Wosail Street in Onaiza area. Doha, Qatar, April 27, 2015

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