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first Iris hermona for the season!  Geotagged,Iris hermona,Winter Click/tap to enlarge

first Iris hermona for the season!

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  1. Awesome! It's so refreshing to see spring flowers starting to pop, even if they are halfway around the world ;). Posted 2 years ago
    1. Ohhh, and the geotag looks a bit off, lol. Posted 2 years ago
      1. fixed the geotag Posted 2 years ago
    2. yes, it is - although this time it bloomed a little too early, because we had a drought this year. Posted 2 years ago
      1. I hope the drought wasn't/isn't too serious! Posted 2 years ago
        1. drought happens here every several years - after all, we're close to the desert. so the nature knows how to deal with it.
          but this year was bad - we had 2-3 days of severe rains and floods, then 2-3-4 weeks of real hot weather, with temperatures of 25-30 degrees, something we're not used to on December-January-February.
          so if you sum the amounts of rain - it looks like we had a normal year, but because of the long hot and dry periods between the extreme rain episodes, for nature it was like a drought year.
          I'm wearing short-sleeves t-shirts all this "winter"! I miss the rains, and the plants agree with me...
          Posted 2 years ago
          1. Ugh, let's hope it improves and isn't a new trend. Posted 2 years ago
  2. A rare species I've read? Posted 2 years ago
    1. all the royal Irises (sect. Oncocyclus) are rare in their distribution areas. they all vary from "vulnerable" to "critically endangered".
      there are about 50 different species (I don't remember exactly how many), all grow in the Middle East to central Asia. I think I uploaded representatives of the 8 ones that grow in Israel, and probably Ori uploaded some from Central Asia.
      Posted 2 years ago
      1. Thanks for the info, I continue to be delighted by what the two of you share. Posted 2 years ago

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''Iris hermona'' is a species in the genus ''Iris'', it is also in the subgenus of Iris, and in the Oncocyclus section. It is a rhizomatous perennial, from the pastures and meadows of the Golan Heights in Israel and Syria.

Similar species: Agaves, Aloes, Onions
Species identified by Yael Orgad
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By Yael Orgad

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Uploaded Mar 8, 2021. Captured Feb 25, 2021 16:25 in HaMapalim Junction.
  • E-M1
  • f/6.3
  • 1/400s
  • ISO200
  • 35mm