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Riyadh Plants

Herbsaceous Plants

Arabic Name

المديد، العليق، الرخامى

Latin Name

Convolvulus prostratus , Convolvulaceae

English Name

Bindweed, Oleik, Rukhami, Muded

المديد، العليق، الرخامى

The Prostrate Bindweed is originated in Egypt, native on the Arabian Peninsula and distributed as well in Pakistan and North India. Close to Riyadh it can be found in the Thumamah Nature Park in dry and sandy soils of open Rowadhs plains. It can be used as fodder for livestock. In former times it was also used as remedy. The Prostrate Bindweed is growing like a sub-shrub with a height of 10 to 30 cm with a woody base but it is prostrating as well, but not too far, 40 to 60 cm. It can be used as groundcover in grouped or massed-planting. This perennial herb flowers in winter. From January to April appear white to pale-pink flowers in a small trumpet shape. The foliage is perfectly adapted to desert conditions with its tomentose to pubescent protection on branches and leaves. The shape of leaves is lanceolate, 1 to 3 cm long and 0.6 cm broad. With its silvery look and the pretty flowers the Bindweed brings interesting aspects in plant displays. The plants are recommendable in Wadi farm gardens, they produce nice scenery in rock and steppe gardens and they are perfect for extensive green and especially for desert restoration projects. The maintenance requirements are low, only in the beginning after planting irrigation is required until they are established, the irrigation can be reduced to none, but little water (5 to 10 mm per day) can certainly extend the fresh look of the herb. Propagation can be done by seeds or by cuttings.

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General information

Convolvulaceae Family Name : Convolvulaceae
Mediterranean , Arid , Sub Tropical Origin: Mediterranean , Arid , Sub Tropical
Semi Humid , Semi Arid , Very Arid Rainfall: Semi Humid , Semi Arid , Very Arid
Direct Sowing , Cuttings , Sowing and Pricking Out Propagation: Direct Sowing , Cuttings , Sowing and Pricking Out
Low Maintenance: Low
Perennial Planting Phase: Perennial

Environmental conditions

Resistant Urban Climate: Resistant
Resistant Desiccation: Resistant
Vulnerable Drought: Vulnerable
None Irrigation: None
Very High > 5,000 ppm  Salinity: Very High > 5,000 ppm
-6°C  Hardiness Zones: -6°C

Plant shape

Slow Growing  Vigour: Slow Growing
Height Height: From 0.01 To 0.3 m M
Expansion Expansion: From 0.4 To 0.6 M
Semi Evergreen Foliage: Semi Evergreen

Flower

Colour Colour: White Pastel , Pink Pale
Size Size: From 1 To 2 CM
Flowering Period Flowering Period: From Late April Till Early January

Fruit

Capsule Type Of Fruit: Capsule
Size Size: 0.3 CM