Lomi albar, Shwik


Name: Lomi albar, Shwik

Scientific name: Atractylis carduus

Type: Herb

Color: Green,Yellow

Habitat: Sandy Areas

Size: 15 cm

Conservation status:



Family: Asteraceae
Growth form: Annual or perennial herb. Flowering. Mar–Apr. Status: Native. Common. Also recorded: Bahrain, Kuwait, E Saudi Arabia, UAE. Habitat & distribution: Occasional in sandy habitats. Previously recorded from Al Karaanah, Al Wakra and Wadi Al Banat and recently from Al Khorh and other parts of W Qatar. Uses: El Amin reported that it is not liked by animals but eaten by camels when nothing else is available.