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Desert Rhubarb

Rheum palastinum

Description:

This is the desert rhubarb, a narrowly distributed, rare and protected plant. It is found only in S Israel (central Negev Desert Highlands), S Jordan(Edom Mts) and N Saudi-Arabia. This unique plant produces 2-3 huge leaves, and blooms only in rainy years, like this year.

Habitat:

rocky semidesert

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Ori Fragman-Sapir
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Ori Fragman-Sapir

מועצה אזורית רמת נגב, מחוז הדרום, Israel

Spotted on Apr 22, 2015
Submitted on Apr 24, 2015

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