Spring is so short here…
Bright red or spring yellow? Noble purple or fluffy pink? Or perhaps just a romantic, pure white? This is the time to go out into nature. Colorful, aromatic and bustling with activity
All the colors are already here, but they won’t last for long; the signs of summer are already breathing down the back of their necks. The plants germinated especially late this year because the rains arrived late. And now they must hurry, to have time to flower and ripen fruits and seeds before the Israeli drought subdues them.
Among the red ones, the anemones and tulips have already finished flowering and the last buttercups are flowering now; Adonis and poppies will continue and will accompany us for another few weeks.
Ramat Hanadiv is a partner in a national project to conserve rare species with the aim of conserving
the biodiversity characteristic of Israel. As part of the project, seeds of rare plants are collected in
the field; some are used as a breeding nucleus and returned to nature, while others are kept in
special seed banks for this purpose at the Volcani Center and in London, and some reproduce
naturally in the field thanks to the development of a suitable habitat. Agricultural fields provide a
habitat for many rare species. Agricultural cultivation of the land allows “field-loving” rare plants
to grow and reproduce in it.
Currently the fields are full of the spectacular flowers of Persian onion. Persian onion is a geophyte;
its purple flowers form a huge (20-30 cm in diameter!) flowering ball. Huge flowering balls are
beginning to flower now in the field. Don’t miss out!
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