Name: Cat’s-eye

Scientific name: Anagallis arvensis

Type: Herb

Color: Green,Orange

Habitat: Cultivated Areas,Sandy Areas

Size: 10 cm

Conservation status:



Growth form: Annual herb. Flowering. Mar–Apr. Status: Introduced. Common. Also recorded: Bahrain, Kuwait, E Saudi Arabia, UAE. Habitat & distribution: Occasional in cultivated areas and with trees, particularly in N and NW Qatar. Uses: Ghazanfar reports the whole plant is used to treat skin rash and ulcers. Notes: Formerly placed in the Primulaceae. The blue-flowering form, currently known as A. arvensis subsp. appears to be the usual form in Qatar and other parts of the Gulf, but the scarlet-flowering form has also been reported.

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