Calendula arvensis

Family Compositae
Synonyms  C. aegyptiaca, C. bicolor, C. persica, C. cristagalli, C. ceratosperma, C. gracilis, C. micrantha
Local name Ain Essafra, ‚Ain El-Qott
Habitat in Egypt desert wadis, alluvial and sandy plains, cultivated ground, orchards, roadsides, waste ground
Distribution Mediterranean region, eastwards to Pakistan, Afghanistan and India, introduced to many temperae regions