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Scolymus hispanicus L., it is a biennials or perennials plant to 80 cm high, the stem wings not continuous, margins spinose, little, if at all, white or thickened, the leaves 4–20 cm long, 1.5–7 cm wide., Life Form: H , Flowering in: Apr-Jul ,   Vern:——– , Phytochoria: MED , The native range of this species is Medit. to W. Iran.  Notes: Wild in Libya. medicinal and culinary uses.

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Distribution in Libya
Al-Jafarah Plain Benghazi Plain Al-Jabal Al-Akhder
Sabratha region 2020 Between Slouk and Al-Abiar 2016 Wadi El-Shees 2014 Wadi Derna 2017


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses , Sorted by Newest: pdf files
Al-khojah, H.M., Al-Yafour, L.A., Mahklouf, M.H. (2020) Floristic Study of Selected Districts in Sabratha region Libya. J. of Advanced Botany and Zoology Volume 7/Issue 4 ISSN: 2348-7313. , Sabratha region Libya 2020
Ab-AzizaF.B., ElBarasi, Y.M. and Rahil, R.O. (2017) Flora, Vegetation and Human Activities of Wadi Derna-El-JabalResearch article I Botany l Version 1., VegetationWadi Derna 2017
Raheel, RO. M., El-Borasi, Y. M., El-Barrani, M. W., El-Hassi, S. (2016) Study of Flora and vegetation cover of the semi-desert area between Salouq and Al-Abyar-the first high of Jabal Al-Akhdar-Libya, Fourth Scientific Conference for Environment and Sustainable Development In dry and semi-arid areas. Ajdabia. Libya. (In Arabic) , between Salouq and Al-Abyar 2016
Shaltout ,K, Fawzy,M., Galal T., Awad M., El-Barasi Y., Saeed, B. (2014) Impact of waste water discharge on the plant communities and size structure of Wadi El-Shees, Al-Jabal Al-Akhdar, Libya. FeddesRepertorium2014, 125, 1-13 DOI: 10.1002/fedr.201400023 Wadi El-Shees 2014