The Jerusalem Colchicum – Colchicum hierosolymitanum

by: Yael Orgad and Ori Fragman-Sapir
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11 Oct
Our Plant of the month for October is the Jerusalem Colchicum. The Jerusalem Colchicum is a 5-10 cm tall bulb plant that blooms directly from the ground. It blooms in ...

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פירקנתה אדומה – Pyracantha coccinea

06 Sep
September is here, and most of the plants have already finished blooming.They flowered in the spring or summer, and now they bear fruit. Some of the fruits are beautiful, so ...

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אורן קולטר – Pinus coulteri

by: יעל אורגד
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07 Aug
The pines are evergreen conifers that grow mainly in the Temperate Zone of the Northern Hemisphere, where they form important forests. There are about 115 pine species in the world, ...

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Pickerel weed – Pontederia cordata

by: יעל אורגד
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09 Jul
Summer is here and the temperatures are high. Many plants are dormant in this season: annuals have ended their life-cycle and their seeds are 'awaiting' the next rainy season. Bulbs ...

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Erodium crassifolium – A unique desert species

by: Dr. Ori Fragman-Sapir
31 Dec
In the Arabian and Sahara deserts one can find this very beautiful plant, the flowers of which open in early morning. It is Erodium crassifolium, that will decorate the bare ...

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Tulip Conservation in Israel

by: Ori Fragman-Sapir
31 Dec
More than 230 bulbous plants are native to Israel and the surrounding area. The Mediterranean region and the arid semi-deserts are a paradise for bulbs, which constitute eleven percent of ...

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Papaver – Three new Papaver species (Papaveraceae) from Armenia

by: Mariam V. Agababian & Ori Fragman-Sapir
31 Dec
According to extant treatments, the genus Papaver L. is represented in Armenia with 6 or 7 sections. Taxonomic studies and recent field work results in the recognition of three species ...

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Amygdalus communis – The Almond Tree

by: Dr. Ori Fragman-Sapir
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31 Dec
Winter is coming soon, and almonds will soon be in bloom. We can all revel at their beautiful blossoms, and later, from their delicious almonds. The almond is a small ...

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Iris westii – A new population of the rare Iris westii from Mt. Hermon

by: Ori Fragman-Sapir
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31 Dec
For the past 35 years, the identity of Oncocyclus irises in Mount Hermon and its adjacent areas has confused botanists. All these local irises belong to the Nazarena group... Read ...

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Sustainable Plants for Mediterranean Horticulture in Israel

by: Ori Fragman-Sapir, Translated by Susan Hattis Rolef
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18 Oct
Rising water costs and expensive maintenance have led us to plan sustainable gardens. For such gardens we seek plants that are both waterwise and that require little maintenance. There are ...

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