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Edom iris

Iris edomensis


I was lucky enough to see today the rare S Jordanian endemic - Iris edomensis. It is a Juno Iris that has wavy leaves and blooms only in rainy years.


mountainous desert, sandstone

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Michael Strydom
Michael Strydom 19 hours ago

Congrats on SOTW. A very cool rare find!

Greg Shchepanek
Greg Shchepanek 2 days ago

Brilliant images of a beautiful flower...congratulations on SOTW 馃榾

Great find Ori,beautiful plantand rare,congrats on the well deserved SOTW and thanks for sharing

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 days ago

Beautiful spotting. Congratulations, Ori.

Tania17 4 days ago

Wow! Wonderful!

Brian38 4 days ago

Congratulations Ori! Wonderful spotting!

SarahWhitt 4 days ago

What a BEAUTIFUL iris!! Congrats on your SOTW!!

Machi 4 days ago

Well deserved SOTW! Nice find and photos as always!

DanielePralong 4 days ago

Congratulations Ori, your Edom iris has been voted Spotting of the Week! We are grateful that you continue to bring to Project Noah the fascinating floral beauties of Levant.

"Spotting of the Week! Rare and endemic to Jordan, this desert jewel only blooms in rainy years. The Edom Iris (Iris edomensis) is part of a distinctive group of irises known as Juno irises. These bulbous irises have deeply channelled leaves, and are found in the Middle East and Central Asia.
Spotted in the Dana Biosphere Reserve, Jordan, by Ori Fragman-Sapir. For more images and notes:
Dr. Fragman-Sapir is a botanist specializing in Mediterranean and West Asian floras. He is the scientific director of the Jerusalem Botanical Gardens. On Project Noah he created and maintains a unique mission dedicated to the Flora of the Levant: "



Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 5 days ago

Beautiful contrast - something delicate in an apparently harsh environment. Suitably tough & decorative leaves too - great spotting ! Thanks for sharing this lucky find, Ori.

Maria dB
Maria dB 5 days ago

Another lovely spotting. Love your plant photos - thanks for sharing another rarity with us!

AshleyT 5 days ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

Zlatan Celebic
Zlatan Celebic 6 days ago

Wow. Great species and great series!

How wonderful to see this flower

丕賱胤賮賷賱丞, Jordan

Lat: 30.64, Long: 35.62

Spotted on Jan 10, 2019
Submitted on Jan 10, 2019

Spotted for mission

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