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Schismus barbatus, Schismus calycinus, Schismus spectabilis
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Schismus arabicus is a species of grass known by the common name Arabian schismus. It is native to southwestern Asia, and it is also known as an introduced species in the southwestern United States. It grows in many types of habitat, including disturbed areas. It is an annual grass with stems growing up to 16 centimeters long and lined with threadlike leaves. The short inflorescence bears spikelets under a centimeter long.
Schismus arabicus grass in sand at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Dukhan - Umm Bab Highway, Umm Bab, Qatar
Colony of grass Schismus arabicus in sand on roadside of Khawzan Road. Qatar, February 20, 2016
Unnamed Road, Qatar
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