The florescence of Brassica tournefortii

Brassica tournefortii, the desert Mustard

Brassica tournefortii has yellow flowers but is not shiny as other mustard plants. It is a spreading annual herb with long stems up to 100 centimeters (40 inches) in length. The flora is highly adapted and sprouts after a shower of rain. The yellow flowers are an attraction for pollinators, whisps, bees, birds, and other animals. It provides food for camels and other livestock in the desert. It is also edible for humans.

Rumex vesicarius in Hatta mountains. UAE

The desert’s plum – Rumex vesicarius found in Masaken area of Alain Abudhabi

Rumex vesicarius is very resembling spinach by leaves. The leaves and flowers both are rich sources of Vitamin C. The nature arrangement of Vit C for the desert people gives a sharp sour tasting. Because of its taste, the shepherds/grazers have given the name of the desert’s plum.

Convolvulus cephalopods (morning glory) in Masaken area, Alain Abu Dhabi UAE

The beautiful Morning Glory (Convolvulus cephalopods) in the desert of Alain UAE

Desert Morning Glory is a perineal shrub You can briefly read about the beautiful Morning Glory (perineal shrub Convolvulus cephalopods) in the desert of Alain United Arab Emirates. It is a perineal shrub, found in the Arabian Peninsula, ME, and Persia. The flora is very hardy and well adapted to the desert ecosystem and provides …

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Eremobium aegyptiacum, same plant different flowers

The annual Brassicaceae erupted after a shower in the Arabian desert غريده

Brassicaceae (Mustard) is found in almost all the desert/drylands, i.e. Sahara, ME, Arabia, Persia, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. We have some very fresh information about the Eremobium aegyptiacum, a large family with an interesting and beautiful flowering of 4 petals.

Arabian Boxthorn (Lycium shawii), AWSAJ in Arabic

Lycium shawii is highly adapted to desert ecosystems. The thin-leaved, rigid bush grows up to 3 meters (9.8 feet) high, with a lot of branches and alternating spines that vary in size, and grow along the branches and on their tips. The leaves narrow towards their base. It produces small whitish-pink or purple flowers from Sep to Apr. The fruit is small red pea-sized (seedy berries), edible, and used as herbal medicine as well. The flora like to be the neighbor of Acacia tortillas and Prosopis cineraria to climb and thrive better.

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