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Scrophulariaceae

Scrophulariaceae Juss. - Foxglove Family

1. Leucophyllum frutescens (Berl.) I.M. Johnston

(Terania frutescens)

Common names: cenizo, Texas silverleaf, barometer bush

Extract from Wikipedia article: Leucophyllum frutescens is an evergreen shrub in the figwort family, Scrophulariaceae, native to the state of Texas in the southwestern United States and the states of Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Tamaulipas in northern Mexico. Although commonly known as Texas Sage, it is not a true sage and is distinct from the genus Salvia. The species is also called Texas Ranger, Texas Rain Sage, Cenizo, Texas Silverleaf, Ash-bush, Wild Lilac, Purple Sage, Senisa, Cenicilla, Palo Cenizo, or Hierba del Cenizo.

LinkCenizo (Leucophyllum frutescens) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, May 3, 2015
LinkCenizo (Leucophyllum frutescens) in a park at Al Intisar Street near a corner with Onaiza. Doha, Qatar, December 1, 2015

2. Scrophularia deserti Del.

(Scrophularia cabulica, Scrophularia marginata, Scrophularia moniliformis)

Common names: Al-Jar, Afaina, Desert Figwort, zeita, efaina

LinkPurple desert flower of Scrophularia deserti (Al-Jar or Afaina in Arabic) near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
LinkDry seed capsules of figwort Scrophularia deserti on Fuwairit Hills (Jabal Fuwayrith), on north-eastern coast. Qatar, November 1, 2014
LinkFigwort Scrophularia deserti on roadside of Dukhan Road. Qatar, February 13, 2015
LinkFigwort Scrophularia deserti on rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 6, 2015
LinkFigwort Scrophularia deserti on a rocky ridge of Jebel Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, March 20, 2015
LinkFlowers of figwort Scrophularia deserti in area of Jabal Al Jassasiya, on north-eastern coast. Qatar, February 12, 2016

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