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Misopates orontium orontium (L.) Rafin.


Agrorrhinum orontium, Antirrhinum arvense, Antirrhinum breviflorum, Antirrhinum calycinum, Antirrhinum craniolare, Antirrhinum humile, Antirrhinum jamaicense, Antirrhinum orontium, Antirrhinum oruntium, Antirrhinum purpureum, Orontium arvense

Common names

Saysam, Weasel's Snout, Corn Snapdragon

Extract from Wikipedia article

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.[+]

LinkUnripe 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
Location on mapsAl Ghuwairiya HC St, Al-Ghuwayriyah, Qatar


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