Wildflowers of the Negev, 2016 version
MITZPE RAMON, ISRAEL — One of my last posts from a trip into the Negev is a selection of flower images. (Here is the previous wildflower post. None of the blooms are the same.) I don’t know any of their names, so I depend on commentators to help me add them. Above is a nice purple flower from Makhtesh Ramon.
Another purple flower, this one with four petals. Makhtesh Ramon.
This swirly purple flower has two insects on it. Did one arrive to eat the other? Makhtesh Gadol.
These blood-red flowers are on a common shrub in the wadis.
These flowers of unusual shape are very common in all the wadis I visited.
A spiky bubble bush in Makhtesh Gadol.
A closer view of the spiky bubble bush. I was told that squeezing the bubbles produces a foul smell. I did not experiment.
These thistle-like plants are always wrapped in some sort of insect or spider silk.
It was a beautiful season for flower diversity, if not abundance. Comments welcome!
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