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Herniaria hirsuta hirsuta L.

Synonyms

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

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