African Barbbell

Trichodesma africana

Trichodesma africanum is an annual to short-lived perennial plant; it can grow up to 80cm tall. The plant is much-branched, mainly from the base; the stem has rigid, tubercle-based prickles. flowers are small white to light blue.
flowers are up-side down, pollinated by bees in buzz pollination
Trichodesma africana  African Barbbell,Dead Sea,Israel,Trichodesma africana,winter

Distribution

Central Africa to India

References:

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http://flora.org.il/en/plants/triafr/
Taxonomy
KingdomPlantae
DivisionAngiosperms
ClassEudicots
OrderBoraginales
FamilyBoraginaceae
GenusTrichodesma
SpeciesTrichodesma africana
Photographed in
Israel