Iris palaestina, west of the town of Modi'in, central Israel. February 1st 2007.
This species is endemic to Israel and S Lebanon, it is rather common especially in the lower hills and costal sandstone ridges.
Very easy to grow in drained soil, sunny location and dry summer.
Dr Ori Fragman-Sapir (February 2, 2007)
Dr Ori Fragman-Sapir (March 17, 2006)
Here are two pics. of Iris palaestina
Oron Peri (19 Jan 2003)