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Abstract

Eleven new weeds in Kuwait.

Abstract

During the course of recent field studies with special emphasis on the weed plants found in the farmlands and gardens in Kuwait, eleven new weed species were discovered and are reported in this paper. They are: Capsella bursa-pastoris (L.) Medik., Hibiscus trionum L., Lathyrus aphaca L., Melilotus alba Medik., Gnaphalium uliginosum L., Physalis angulata L., Verbena tenuisecta Briq., Boerhavia diffusa L., Aerva javanica (Burm. f.) Juss. ex J.A. Schultes, Chenopodium ficifolium Sm. and Eleusine indica (L.) Gaertn. Nomenclature with citation of relevant literature, full botanical description, specimen citations and notes on distribution for each species are given. The reported medicinal and other economic uses of these species are tabulated in Table 1.