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פרחי ארץ ישראל
pir-hey e-rets is-ra-el
Flowers of Israel
 
Israel has a diverse plant life with about 2000 known species of plants.
Squill  ha-tsav  חצב
The Squill flowers August through October. It is found in places with light soil. The Squill is said to signal the coming of spring.
Snapdragon  lo-a ha-a-ri  לוע הארי
The Snapdragon flowers January through May. It is found in abundant all over Israel.
Pancratium  ha-va-tse-let  חבצלת
The Pancratium flowers July through October. It is found along the Mediterranean coast and the Sharon. The Pancratium is the symbol of the City of Netanya.
Narcissus, Daffodil  nar-kis  נרקיס
The Daffodil flowers October through February. It is found in the Sharon, the Golan and the Hula valley. The Daffodil is known as the king of the swamp.
Cyclamen  ra-ke-fet  רקפת
The Cyclamen flowers October through March. It is found all across Israel.
Iris  i-roos  אירוס
The Iris flowers in January and February. It is found in the Golan, the Hermon, and the Galilee.
Tulip  tsiv-o-ni  צבעוני
The Tulip flowers in March and April. It is found usually in the deserts of Israel.
Poppy  pa-rag  פרג
The Poppy flowers in March and April. It is found in the Golan, the Galilee, the Sharon and the Carmel.
Anemone, Windflower  ka-la-nit  כלנית
The Anemone flowers December through April. It is found all across Israel. Kalanit in Hebrew is related to the word Kala which means a bride.