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Flower spikes of bright yellow flowers of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) popping from cyanobacterial crust of salt marsh. Southeast coastal area near Mesaieed, Qatar, January 29, 2010
Pyramid flower spike of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 4, 2011
Yellow flower of a desert plant Zygophyllum simplex (Tetraena simplex, local names Daa, harm, hureim) in a roadside depression of Abu Samra Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Pyramid spike of bright yellow flowers of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) with mangrove in background. Salt marsh near Mesaieed, Qatar, January 29, 2010
Star shaped prostrate yellow flowers of a desert plant Aizoon canariense (local name Jafna). Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Pyramid spikes of bright yellow flowers of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) with a fly. Salt marsh near Mesaieed, Qatar, January 29, 2010
Bright yellow flowers of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth). Salt marsh near Mesaieed, Qatar, March 18, 2011
Desert plant Herniaria hemistemon (local name Ghebayra) with tiny leaves and flowers in Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Flower spike of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 4, 2011
Desert plant of aster family with yellow flowers Pulicaria undulata (Kootkaat, Rabool, Rabl, Rabd, Ghobbeira, Ghobbayra-a, Shaay gabali) in area of dunes near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
Rare succulent plant Caralluma europaea var. judaica going to bloom by starry flowers in Negev Desert, on a mountain ridge behind Yeroham reservoir. The Middle East, March 8, 2001
Flower bud of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth). Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Desert plant Seetzenia lanata (Zygophyllum lanatum, local name Habyan) with flowers near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
A plant with seeds that had violet flowers in January and yellow onions in Negev Desert in northern Beer-Sheva. The Middle East, February 24, 2001
Flower buds of desert plant Zygophyllum qatarense near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
Flower of a desert plant Fagonia glutinosa (local names dereima, showeika, shaki, shoka) near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant with yellow flowers Pulicaria undulata (Kootkaat, Rabool, Rabl, Rabd, Ghobbeira, Ghobbayra-a, Shaay gabali) near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
Flowering desert plant Glossonema varians (Glossonema edule, local names attar, jarawa, yarawa) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Flower buds of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, January 9, 2015
A flower and fruits of DHuraymah desert plant (Fagonia bruguieri) found near Dar Al Salam Compound in Abu Hamour. Doha, Qatar, April 13, 2013
Yellow and maroon flower buds emerging from sand of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) appear in a desert after recent rains. Salt marsh near Mesaieed, Qatar, January 29, 2010
Pyramid flower spike of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth). Salt marsh near Mesaieed, Qatar, January 29, 2010
Flower of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth). Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Dandelion like flower of a desert plant huwa ghazal (Launaea nudicaulis) near Dar Al Salam Compound, Abu Hamour area. Doha, Qatar, March 9, 2013
Desert plant with tiny white flowers Ogastemma pusillum(?) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Flowers of a desert plant Glossonema varians (Glossonema edule, local names attar, jarawa, yarawa) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Dandelion like flower with maroon center of a desert plant Picris radicata (Picris asplenioides) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant Andrachne telephioides with flowers in area between Al Khor and Ras Laffan. Qatar, November 1, 2014
Desert plant Haplophyllum tuberculatum (local name Meseika) with flowers in area between Al Khor and Ras Laffan. Qatar, November 1, 2014
Desert plant of Corchorus depressus with flower buds and fruits in a silty depression in Al Nuaman (Naim tribe, Nuaimiya) near Zubara. Northern Qatar, March 28, 2015
Flowers of desert thorn (Lycium shawii, local name Awsaj) east from Al Jebail water treatment plant. Al Khor, Qatar, December 20, 2015
Parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) with flower buds in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
Plants of desert spider flower Cleome Clover (Cleome amblyocarpa) on roadside in Al Ameria near a road to Sawda Natheel. Southern Qatar, April 15, 2016

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