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Caterpillar of striped hawkmoth Hyles livornica feeding on a thorny desert plant. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
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
Brown pentagonal stellate prostrate, depressed centrally fruits of a desert plant Aizoon canariense (local name Jafna). Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
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
Parasitic plants Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in bloom. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 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
Helianthemum lippii (local name raqrouq), a host plant for truffles, desert mushrooms that are gathered in spring. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha, Qatar, March 12, 2010
Desert plant Herniaria hemistemon (local name Ghebayra) with tiny leaves and flowers in Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Succulent leaves of salt tolerant plant Tetraena qatarense (Zygophyllum qatarense) in desert on hills of Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Succulent plant Zygophyllum simplex (Tetraena simplex, harm, hureim) in desert. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Seedling of a desert plant Zygophyllum qatarense. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
Flower bud of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth). Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
White berries on a desert bush Ochradenus baccatus (Pearl Plant, Taily Weed, local name Gurdhi or qurDi) in Ras Abrouq peninsula in west central coastal area, north from Zekreet. Qatar, February 13, 2010
Parasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) with a host plant, salt tolerant succulent Arthrocnemum macrostachyum (glasswort). Salt marsh near Mesaieed, Qatar, January 29, 2010
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
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
Flower spike of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 4, 2011
Parasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) with a host plant, salt tolerant succulent Arthrocnemum macrostachyum (glasswort, local name shnaan) in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, March 4, 2011
Bright yellow flowers of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth). Salt marsh near Mesaieed, Qatar, March 18, 2011
Senna italica (Cassia) plant in desert of Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 2, 2012
Ants feeding on Senna italica (Cassia) plant in desert of Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 2, 2012
Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa) with a host plant, a salt tolerant succulent, at Jazirat Umm Tays, barrier island at northern tip of Qatar, east from Ruwais, March 24, 2012
Dried parasitic plant Cynomorium coccineum (desert, or red thumb, tarthuth) in dunes of Jazirat Umm Tays, barrier island at northern tip of Qatar, east from Ruwais, March 24, 2012
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 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
Desert plant Zygophyllum qatarense near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
Close up of desert plant Zygophyllum qatarense near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
Desert plant Zygophyllum qatarense in sand near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
Flower buds of desert plant Zygophyllum qatarense near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
Taking nature picture of a desert plant in area of dunes near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
Poop of a desert lizard with remains of plants in sand in area of dunes near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
Accumulation of drifting sand around bushy desert plants Cornulaca aucheri(?) in area of dunes near Harrarah, west from Mesayeed, south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 19, 2013
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
Halophyte plant Zygophyllum qatarense in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
Desert plant Herniaria hemistemon (local name Ghebayra) with tiny leaves near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
Fluffy seeds of a plant of aster family in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
Plant with silvery leaves Pulicaria gnaphalodes in desert near industrial zone of Ras Laffan, north from Doha. Qatar, March 23, 2013
A flower and fruits of DHuraymah desert plant (Fagonia bruguieri) found near Dar Al Salam Compound in Abu Hamour. Doha, Qatar, April 13, 2013
DHuraymah desert plant (Fagonia bruguieri) found near Dar Al Salam Compound in Abu Hamour. Doha, Qatar, April 13, 2013
DHuraymah desert plant (Fagonia bruguieri) found near near Dar Al Salam Compound, Abu Hamour area. Doha, Qatar, May 10, 2013
Green seedling of desert plant Zygophyllum qatarense in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh in south-western Qatar, February 7, 2014
Compact seedling of desert plant Zygophyllum qatarense among sand in area of Jebel Al-Nakhsh in south-western Qatar, February 7, 2014
Mat-forming prostrate desert plant Corchorus depressus (local names sutaih, rukbat al jamal, Mulakhiyah al bar) near Sawda Natheel Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Star shaped desert plant of purslane-leaved aizoon (Aizoon canariense) near Sawda Natheel Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant of Zygophyllum simplex (Tetraena simplex, local names Daa, harm, hureim) near Sawda Natheel Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant Virgin s Hand (Anastatica hierochuntica, local names kaf mariam, jefaiea) near Sawda Natheel Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant Seetzenia lanata (Zygophyllum lanatum, local name Habyan) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant purslane-leaved aizoon (Aizoon canariense) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant Medicago laciniata (Medicago polymorpha, local names nafal abu hasak, hassak, jet barri) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant Fagonia glutinosa (local names dereima, showeika, shaki, shoka) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Prostrate desert plant Fagonia glutinosa (local names dereima, showeika, shaki, shoka) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Blooming desert plant Glossonema varians (Glossonema edule, local names attar, jarawa, yarawa) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant with tiny white flowers Ogastemma pusillum(?) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant purslane-leaved aizoon (Aizoon canariense) with fruits 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
Flowering desert plant Glossonema varians (Glossonema edule, local names attar, jarawa, yarawa) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant purslane-leaved aizoon (Aizoon canariense) in sand near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant Medicago laciniata (Medicago polymorpha, local names nafal abu hasak, hassak, jet barri) with seeds near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
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
Leaves 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 Launaea capitata (Zollikoferia glomerata, local names huwa, hazan) near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Blooming desert plant Reseda muricata (local name showla) near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Blooming desert plant Launaea capitata (Launaea glomerata, Zollikoferia glomerata, local names huwa, hazan) in sand near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Mat-forming prostrate desert plant Aizoon canariense near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Seedling of a desert plant Aizoon canariense near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant Indigofera articulata (Indigofera glauca, local name humeira) near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Bush of a desert plant Indigofera articulata (Indigofera glauca, local name humeira) near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant Zygophyllum simplex (Tetraena simplex, local names Daa, harm, hureim) near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Yellow desert plant Aizoon canariense near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Yellow desert plant Aizoon canariense with fruits near a road to Sawda Natheel in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant Aizoon canariense (local name jafna) 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 Launaea capitata (Zollikoferia glomerata, local names huwa, hazan) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant Sand button (creeping thorn rose, Neurada procumbens, local name saadan) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Blooming desert plant Zygophyllum simplex (Tetraena simplex, local names Daa, harm, hureim) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Seedling of a desert plant Tetraena qatarense (Zygophyllum qatarense) near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant Lotononis platycarpa (Lotus platycarpus) in sand near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Purple seedling of a desert plant Tetraena qatarense (Zygophyllum qatarense) in sand near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant Seetzenia lanata (Zygophyllum lanatum, local name Habyan) in sand near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Purple seedling of a desert plant Tetraena qatarense (Zygophyllum qatarense) covered by sand near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant with long pods of Greater bird s foot trefoil (Lotus halophilus, Lotus villosus, Lotus pusillis, local names garn al ghazal, harbeth, quroon al ghazal) in sand near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant Arnebia hispidissima (Lithospermum hispidissimum, local names kahal, hasheshat al arnab) in sand near a road to Saudi Arabia in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Seedling of a desert plant Tetraena qatarense (Zygophyllum qatarense) in sand on a roadside in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Seedling of a desert plant Tetraena qatarense (Zygophyllum qatarense) on a roadside of Abu Samra Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
Desert plant purslane-leaved aizoon (Aizoon canariense) in a roadside depression of Abu Samra Road in southern Qatar, February 11, 2014
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
Desert plant Launaea(?) in sand near Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
Rosette of leaves of a desert plant Launaea capitata (Zollikoferia glomerata, local names huwa, hazan) in sand near Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
Desert plant Filago desertorum (local name quTeyna) growing in sand near Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
Woolly desert plant Filago desertorum (local name quTeyna) growing in sand near Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
Desert plant Medicago laciniata (Medicago polymorpha, local names nafal abu hasak, hassak, jet barri) in sand near Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
Desert plant Medicago laciniata (Medicago polymorpha, local names nafal abu hasak, hassak, jet barri) with seeds in sand near Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
Desert plant Virgin s Hand (Anastatica hierochuntica, local names kaf mariam, jefaiea) in sand near Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
Desert plant Filago desertorum (local name quTeyna) in sand near Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
Desert plant Arnebia hispidissima (Lithospermum hispidissimum, local names kahal, hasheshat al arnab) in sand near Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
Rosette of leaves of a desert plant Launaea(?) in sand near Trainah in southern Qatar, February 14, 2014
Desert plant purslane-leaved aizoon (Aizoon canariense) on roadside of Salwa Road in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Desert plant Moltkiopsis ciliata (Lithospermum ciliatum, Lithospermum angustifolium, local names halam, Ghabshah) on roadside of Salwa Road in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Seedling of desert plant Tetraena qatarense (Zygophyllum qatarense) in sand near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Desert plant Seetzenia lanata (Zygophyllum lanatum, Seetzenia africana, Seetzenia orientalis, local name Habyan) in sand near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Parasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) with a host plant Zygophyllum qatarense at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Desert plant Arnebia hispidissima (Lithospermum hispidissimum, local names kahal, hasheshat al arnab) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Desert plant Moltkiopsis ciliata (Lithospermum ciliatum, Lithospermum angustifolium, local names halam, Ghabshah) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Desert plant purslane-leaved aizoon (Aizoon canariense) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Desert plant of Zygophyllum simplex (Tetraena simplex, local names Daa, harm, hureim) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Desert plant Seetzenia lanata (Zygophyllum lanatum, local name Habyan) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Central hub of a desert plant Seetzenia lanata (Zygophyllum lanatum, local name Habyan) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Creeping desert plant Seetzenia lanata (Zygophyllum lanatum, local name Habyan) near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Desert plant Seetzenia lanata (Zygophyllum lanatum, local name Habyan) with flowers near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, February 21, 2014
Desert plant Arnebia hispidissima (Lithospermum hispidissimum, local names kahal, hasheshat al arnab) in area of Ras Laffan farms. Northern Qatar, February 28, 2014
Dry stalks of a desert plant in area of Ras Laffan farms. Northern Qatar, February 28, 2014
Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) with a host plant Zygophyllum qatarense at entrance of Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
Parasitic plant Desert Thumb (Cynomorium coccineum, local name tartouth) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
Parasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab in south-western Qatar, March 3, 2014
Desert plant Cornulaca monacantha (local names thalj, thallaj) in sand dunes near Inland Sea Road. Southern Qatar, March 5, 2014
Desert plant Picris cyanocarpa(?) on roadside of Salwa Road, south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 23, 2014
Accumulation of sand around desert plants of Pulicaria and Zygophyllum on roadside of Salwa Road near Karaana, south-west from Doha. Qatar, April 23, 2014
Parasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) on a roadside near Abu Nahlah. Qatar, April 25, 2014
Purple tinted seedling of a desert plant Tetraena qatarense (Zygophyllum qatarense) on Jebel Fuwairit. Qatar, October 3, 2014
Plant of Cleome noeana in desert near Fuwairit. Northern Qatar, October 6, 2014

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