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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
Acacia killed by a parasite plant mistletoe in Netafim River in Eilat Mountains, 2 miles north-west from Eilat. The Middle East, March 22, 2001
Blooming parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) with a host plant Arthrocnemum macrostachyum near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, February 6, 2015
Flowers of a parasitic plant common toothwort (Lathraea squamaria, Russian name Petrov Krest) in Gatchina Park, suburb of Saint Petersburg. Russia, May 16, 2011
Parasitic plants Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in bloom. Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 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
Parasitic plant Desert Thumb (Cynomorium coccineum, local name tartouth) with a host plant Zygophyllum qatarense on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, January 10, 2015
Parasitic plants of Desert Thumb (Cynomorium coccineum, local name tartouth) emerging near a host plant Zygophyllum qatarense on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, January 10, 2015
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
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
A fleshy parasite (?) plant in dunes in northern Ashkelon. The Middle East, April 5, 2001
Bright yellow flowers of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth). Salt marsh near Mesaieed, Qatar, March 18, 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
Tall plant of a parasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Rawdat Ekdaim. Southern Qatar, March 21, 2015
Flower bud of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth). Harrarah, 40 miles south-west from Doha. Qatar, March 5, 2010
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
A parasitic plant in a forest near Lembolovo, 40 miles north from Saint Petersburg, Russia, July 28, 2005
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
Flower buds of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, January 9, 2015
Purple shoot of parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth) emerging from sand on Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, January 9, 2015
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
Parasitic plants in Beartrap Meadow County Park on Casper Mountain. Wyoming, July 21, 2010
Parasite plants in Ross Hills Park, 7 miles west from West Lafayette. Indiana, May 1, 1999.
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
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
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 roadside near Abu Nahlah. Qatar, April 25, 2014
Parasitic insects on linden near All-Russian Institute for Plant Protection (VIZR). Pushkin (former Tsarsoe Selo) near Saint Petersburg, Russia, May 25, 2014
Parasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa) with a host plant Arthrocnemum macrostachyum (glasswort, local name shnaan) in Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, January 9, 2015
Emerging parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, January 9, 2015
Parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth) emerging from sand near Purple Island (Jazirat Bin Ghanim). Al Khor, Qatar, January 9, 2015
Salt tolerant parasitic plants of Desert Thumb (Cynomorium coccineum, local name tartouth) on a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, January 10, 2015
Dissected fleshy inflorescence of a parasitic plant Desert Thumb (Cynomorium coccineum, local name tartouth) taken from a beach in the area of Al Hamala (Al Hamlah) Water Well near Umm Bab. South-western Qatar, January 10, 2015
Blooming parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) with a host plant Tetraena near Al Khor Hospital. Qatar, February 6, 2015
Partially decomposed fruits of a parasitic plant Desert Thumb (Cynomorium coccineum) in sands of Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, October 23, 2015
Remains of dried fruits of a parasitic plant Desert Thumb (Cynomorium coccineum) in Maszhabiya (Al Mashabiya) Reserve near Abu Samra. Southern Qatar, October 23, 2015
Stout form of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) near a sand fence on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
Stout form of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016
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
Parasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa, dhanoon, Tartuth) in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 4, 2016
Stout form of a parasitic plant Cistanche tubulosa (desert hyacinth, dhanoon, Tartuth) in Al Harrarah. Qatar, March 4, 2016
Parasitic plant Desert Hyacinth (Cistanche tubulosa) with a host plant Haloxylon salicornicum in windblown sand on roadside of Salwa Road in area of Khashem Al Nekhsh. Southern Qatar, March 18, 2016

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