Name: Nafayj

Scientific name: Pulicaria gnaphalodes

Type: Herb

Color: Green,Yellow

Habitat: Sandy Areas

Size: 3 cm

Conservation status:



Growth form: Perennial herb or small shrub. Flowering. Mar–May. Status: Native. Common. Also recorded: Bahrain. Habitat & distribution: Occasional at Ras Laffan and Mesaieed (John Norton), but absent from the west coast. Also listed by Abdel Bari as ‘widespread’. Appears to prefer compact or disturbed gravelly or silty soils, particularly in depressions and wadis. Uses: ‘A plant unpalatable to grazing animals and flourishing where others are regularly grazed bare’ (Cornes & Cornes). Notes: This is the species recorded by Batanouny as P. undulata, the name now given to Pulicaria crispa. P. crispa was previously known as Francoeuria crispa.

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