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Catananche lutea L., it is an annual herbaceous planta low to medium height (usually 8–40 cm) ,  This species is diploid and has eighteen chromosomes (2n = 18). Young plants above ground consist of a rosette with many linear to narrowly elliptic leaves with the widest point at, before or beyond midlength 3–27 cm long, with an entire margin or with a few widely distanced teeth, an acute or obtuse tip, and the base narrowing, pale green in color on both surfaces due to the pubescent hairs.,  Life Form: Th, Flowering in: Mar-Apr,   Vern: Dahab el Kheel, Phytochoria: MED, The native range of this species is Medit.,   Notes: Wild in Libya

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Distribution in Libya
Sirte Plains Al-Jabal Al-Akhder
Wadi Soofejeen 2017 Regima,(30 miles) from Benghazi 1939 Cyrene 1954 Bersis 1958 (12 km) E. Labrag 1978 Shahat to Faidia 1970


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Jafri, S. M. H. & El-Gadi, A. (1983) Flora of Libya, Asteraceae Vol. (107) Department of Botany, Al-Faateh Univ., Tripoli, Libya.
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses , Sorted by Newest: pdf files
Bahri, N.M. (2017) Identify, Limit and Determine the Vegetation Types of Wadi Ka’am Areas, Libya. Journal of Marine Sciences and Environmental Technologies-Volume (3) -Issue (2) (In Arabic) وادي كعام ومناطق اخري 2017