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Calendula arvensis


I'm 85% sure this is the correct ID - but feel free to correct me. Above is the name I found on the plant-ID site for Kuwait (see reference). The plant pictured in the wiki article looks different.


dry, sandy ground


If I am correct, then these are native plants to Kuwait, spotted in 2007. Now (2010/11) these plants have gone from this urban area in Kuwait it seems.

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NicoleB 12 years ago

In these cases most likely too much human interference.
Either driven or trampled over (or trashed to death).
There was also only little rain over the past few years.
I see a few sturdy fellows still around, but none of these guys.
At one area at one of the beaches, some flowers and grasses have totally disappeared. First only almost, then after an oil spill with clean-up that turned into some total removal of stuff around there, it's all gone.
Some of it will maybe reappear, but not as it has been.

ReeceJones 12 years ago

These plants are annuals plant that usually germinate, flower, and die in a year or season. Also on the internet I have found a nearby study that has shown an increase in soil salinity in a nearby area this could also be the cause of disappearance.

DanielePralong 12 years ago

I like these 3 spottings of natives Nicole. Any idea why they're not there any more? Building? Desertification? Taken over by non-natives?

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Madīnat al-Kuwayt - مدينة الكويت, Kuwait

Spotted on Apr 22, 2007
Submitted on Aug 2, 2011

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