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Herniaria hirsuta L., it is an annual plants, gray-green, densely pubescent, the stems prostrate to ascending, 4-20 cm. Leaves opposite proximally, often alternate distally, stipules 0.5-1.3 mm, blade elliptic to oblanceolate, 3-12 mm, hirsute or ciliate, ad-axial surface sometimes glabres-cent., Life Form: Th,   Flowering in: Mar-Apr,   Vern:———–,   Phytochoria: ES+MED+IT, The native range of this species is Europe to Central Asia and W. Himalaya, NW. & NE. Africa to Arabian Peninsula.  Notes: Wild in Libya, medicinal plant.

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Distribution in Libya
Jabal Nafusa Marmarica Plateau
Wadi Kaam (Dam & lake) 2022 From Tobruk to Egyptian Border 1999


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses , Sorted by Newest: pdf files
Almushghub, F., Ahmed, D., Sharaf El-Din, A., Shaltout, k. (2022) Vegetation analysis of Wadi Kaam at northwest Libya. Journal of Basic and Environmental Sciences, 9 (2022) 20-37.  , , Wadi Kaam 2022
Saaed, M.W.B., EL-Barasi, Y.M. & Rahil, R.O. (2021) An updated checklist and quantitative analysis of the Marmarica Plateau flora, in the north-eastern part of Libya. Phytotaxa 509 (1): 001-055., An updated Marmarica Plateau flora 2021
EL-Habony, A.M. (1999) Vegetation and flora of a sector along Mediterranean cost of Libya from Tobruk to Egyptian border, M.Sc. Thesis, Botany Department-Faculty of Science-Garyounis University, Benghazi, Libya. (in Arabic)