Beautiful flora of Linaria haelava. Courtesy to Dave Alpin

Linaria haelava

Linaria haelava occurs in a range of colors including purple, yellow and white. These attractive flowers are easily missed in the field because their plants can be as short as 5cm high. These desert ephemerals germinate soon after rainfall, and accelerate to flowering, before producing seeds and dying. The desert flora completes its lifecycle in a short period of time, sustaining life in challenging environments.

Linaria haelava occurs in a range of colours including purple, yellow and white

Native to

Egypt, Lebanon-Syria, Libya, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Sinai

Location of the regon where Linaria haelava(Delile) is found


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  • Collenette, S. (1999). Wildflowers of Saudi Arabia: 1-799. National Commission for wildlife conservation and Development (NCWCD), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2013). Index synonymique de la flore d’Afrique du nord 5: 1-451. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.

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