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Agrorrhinum orontium, Antirrhinum arvense, Antirrhinum breviflorum, Antirrhinum calycinum, Antirrhinum craniolare, Antirrhinum humile, Antirrhinum jamaicense, Antirrhinum orontium, Antirrhinum oruntium, Antirrhinum purpureum, Orontium arvense
Saysam, Weasel's Snout, Corn Snapdragon
Weasel's snout (Misopates orontium) is a herbaceous annual plant of the family Plantaginaceae. It is a native of disturbed ground in Europe. It is also naturalised as a weed in other parts of the world such as North America. The pink flowers resemble a miniature Snapdragon and are followed by a hairy green fruit which is said to resemble a weasel's snout.[+]
Also called Lesser Snapdragon or Calf's Snout.
Unripe fruit capsules held by persistent finger-like sepals of Corn Snapdragon (Weasel's Snout, Misopates orontium, Antirrhinum orontium, local name saysam) growing in bushes of Ziziphus nummularia on roadside of a road to Zubara in Al Magdah farms area, in north-western Qatar, February 22, 2014
Al Ghuwairiya HC St, Al-Ghuwayriyah, Qatar
QNHG (Qatar Natural History Group) and associated people, for a possibility to participate in their field excursions and to learn about local nature.