Name: Torba

Scientific name: Silene villosa

Type: Herb

Color: Green,White

Habitat: Sandy Areas

Size: 10 - 20 cm

Conservation status:



Family: caryophyllaceae
Growth form: Annual herb. Flowering. Feb–Mar. Status: Native. Very common. Also recorded: Bahrain, Kuwait, E Saudi Arabia, UAE. Habitat & distribution: Occasional to frequent in sandy habitats. Not rare as noted by Batanouny, but only numerous after rains. Notes: Miller and Cope (1996, p. 219) distinguish two forms ‘A’ and ‘B’ in Arabia, of which only form B is recorded for Qatar.