Iris mariae at Shunra sands, western Negev, Israel.
Dr Ori Fragman-Sapir (March 22, 2007)
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This is one of the most beautiful and remote Oncocyclus iris. It is endemic to S Israel (sandy western Negev Desert) and Egypt (N Sinai). It is rare and suffers from over grazing.
Dr Ori Fragman-Sapir (March 17, 2006)