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Ajlun Flora, jordan,winter, ice

Squill

Scientific name: Anemone coronaria
Family: Ranunculaceae
English Common names: Anemones, Windflowers
Arabic common name: shaka'ek al-No'man
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Doufla

Scientific name: Nerium oleander
Family: Apocynaceae
Common English name: Oleander
Common Arabic name: Douflah

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Scientific name: Anemone coronaria
Family: Ranunculaceae
English Common names: Anemones, Windflowers
Arabic common name: shaka'ek al-No'man


 


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Anemone, jordan flora,amman Its bulb can get as big as your head!! The plant's name is derived from the root that is able to grow through hard subsoil, and reach deeply situated water. The sea squill is used to heal neurological pains, skin problems, deep wounds and eye infections. The plant also contains materials that are used in conventional medicine to treat asthma, bronchitis and heart disorders. The bulb of the plant is used by the Bedouin to make poison to kill mice. It is also planted in the vicinity of Arab graves to protect them according to tradition. Its long spike that can reach up to 1m, flowers in autumn. Although the plant is used as an indicator of degradation, the Bedouin believe that whenever there is an abundance of Urginea maritima flowers, there will be a rainy winter. The plant is native to the Mediterranean region. You can find it spread almost allover Jordan, mainly in the wastelands and marginal areas.


Scientific name: Nerium oleander
Family: Apocynaceae
Common English name: Oleander
Common Arabic name: Douflah


 

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Bears Breaches, Jordan flora, ajlun This plant utilizes the hawk moth, a marvelous insect, for pollination (See The Plants That Love Hawkmoths). Originally from Western Asia, the Oleander is a worldwide famous shrub, as an ornamental plant in parks, gardens and roadsides for it needs little or no water once established. In Jordan, the wild Oleander grows in the Wadis in the country except the eastern desert, where you can find it along watercourses, gravelly places and damp ravines. The pink and white flowers appear in summer and last for some time, and what we see of other colored flowers are ornamental cultivars and not wild. Although all parts of the plant are poisonous, and when burnt even the smoke is toxic, yet the common knowledge that it poisons the water streams along which it grows is invalid.