This website is devoted to the study of wild plants of the Land of Israel which has been a focal point of interest to people all over the world since Biblical times.
Everybody who is interested in the nature and the environment of this Land will find here a wealth of information regarding all kinds of its plants.
Special emphasis has been given to the linkage between the plants and the Jewish traditions and scholarly literature. It is being expanded and updated frequently.
In spite of Israel's small area it has a very diverse flora represented by ca. 2500 species of higher plants.
Compare this with only 1500 species in the British Isles that are more than ten times larger.
The causes for this unusual diversity are related to the climatic history of this part of the globe and current connections with a wide variety of climatic regions in Europe, Central Asia, The Sahara and the tropics.