Wild flowers, herbs and plants  in Holy Land sites

  A cross reference of BibleWalks sites with Nature photos - wild flowers, herbs and plants.

Song of Solomon 2:12: "The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come"

 

 

 

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Overview

Sites with wild flowers

Biblical References

Etymology

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Sites with Wild flowers:

 

   The following table lists the sites with special wild flowers, herbs and plants that are featured in BibleWalks site pages.

 

   Click on the site's name to see more information, or on the photo to view it in higher resolution.

 

 

    Flower's 

  name in

English

(and Hebrew)

 Scientific

name

  Biblical & Historical

References

 Featured

 Site

(click & go)

  Photo

(click to view)

 
   

Squirting Cucumbers 

 

(Yerikat Hachamor)

 

 

 

   Ecballium 

  elaterium

  2 Kings 4:38-39:

 

"And Elisha...  found a wild vine, and gathered thereof wild gourds his lap full, and came and shred them into the pot of pottage...".

 Tell

Regev

 

 

 
      "Pretty

 Carmelite"

 

(Carmelite Na-ah)

   Ricotia 

 Brassicaceae

    These delicate flowers, which grow among the rocks in most of the Galilee and here near the Carmelite monastery, are cross-shaped and resemble Carmelite crosses.

   Stella

Maris

 

 

 
   Yellow-

Asphodel

 

(Ironi-Tzahov)

Asphodeline

 lutea

    Stella

Maris

 

 
  Tower of Bells

 

  "Khatamit 

 Zifanit"

 

 

 Althaea

setosa Boiss

   Geva

Shemen

 
     Hispid

Viper's-bugloss 

 

(Achna'i)

 Echium Angustifolium   Pigeons

 caves

 

 

 
    Israeli Luf Arum

 Palaestinum

  Pigeons caves  

 

 
  Ephedra plant

 

(Sharvitan Matsui)

  Foeminea

Forssk

 Jerusalem Western wall: a bush of this Ephedra grew in the cracks, and during summer time it dropped water down to the prayer area.

Migdal-Malcha  

 

 
   Corn Poppy

 

(Pereg)

  Papaver 

 subpiriforme

 

Isaiah 40 6-8:

"All flesh is grass, and all its beauty is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the Lord blows on it;  surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever".

 

 Kh. Zagag  

 

 
   Oriental Viper's Grass

 

 (Hardufnin Hatzitzit)

 Scorzonera 

 papposa

   Migdal-

 Malcha

 

 

 
   Colchicum tauri

 

(Sitvanit Hermon)

 Colchicum

tauri

   Sitvanit is referred in the Mishna, the 2nd C AD books of Jewish practices, where it is said to be used to produce vinegar

 Beit Jan  

 

 
   

Spiny Hawthorn

 

(Uzrar Kotzani)

 Crataegus 

 aronia

 One of the Christian traditions is that the Jesusí crown of thorns was twisted from twigs of the bush, and thus the bush is also called "Christ Thorn"

 Beit Jan  

 

 
   Eastern Strawberry

 

(Katlav Matsui)

 Arbutus 

 andrachne

2 Samuel 18:9-17: "And Absalom rode upon a mule, and the mule went under the thick boughs of a great oak, and his head caught hold of the oak,..."

 Beit Jan  

 

 
Globe-thistle

 

(Kipodan)

 Echinops

 adenocaulos

  Matthew 13 7:"...and the thorns sprung up...".   Zavat  

 

Silverleaf Nightshade Solanum

elaeagnifolium

 

  Zavat  

 

Daffodils

 

(Narkis)

 Narcissus

Possibly - Lily of the valleys:

 

 Song of Solomon 2 1: "I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys".

   Zavat

 

Kabra

 

 

 

Wild white mustard

 

(Hardal Lavan)

 Synapis alba

  Zavat  

 

   Splendid  Bindweed

 

(Khavalval-Hasi'akh)

 Convolvulus

 dorycnium

 

  El Khader

 

 

 
  (Rakkefet) 

Cyclamen

persicum

   

 Sharta

 

Migdal Haemek

 

 

 
   

Barbary Nut

(Tsaharon)

 

 Iris

sisyrinchium

   

Sharta

 

 

 
   

  Anemone

 

 (Calanit)

 

 

Possible identification:

 

Isaiah 17 10: "Because thou hast forgotten the God of thy salvation ... therefore shalt thou plant pleasant plants,...".

 

 

Sharta

 
   

Hyssop Herb

(Ezov Matsui,

Za'atar)

 

Origanum

 syriaca

 Exodus 12:22:

"And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the basin".
 

    Sharta  

 

 
    Toothpick

(Ammita Gdola)

 Ammi majus

    Kh. Bata  

 

 
   

Squill

 

(Hazav)

 Urginea

 maritima

 

  (Legend)  Joshua used the squill bulbs  to mark the borders between the tribes.

 

 

 

 Usha

 

Zippori

 

 

 
   Common

Giant Fennel

 

(Kelech Matsui)

 

 

 Ferula

communis

   Job 30 2: "Yea, whereto might the strength of their hands profit me, in whom old age was perished?"

 

 Tell Beit

 Shean

 

 

 
   

Roman Nettle

 

(Sirpad Hakadurim)

 Urtica

pilulifera

Job 30, 7:  "Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were gathered together".  Tabor -

 Greek Orth.

 

 

 
 

(Charchevina -Makchila)

 

 Eryngium

 creticum

Charchevina is listed in the Mishna, the 2nd C AD books of Jewish practices, as one of the plants that are allowed as Passover bitter herbs (Passachim 2: 6).

 Beit Uriyah  

 

 Lilac Chaste Tree -

Monk's Pepper

 

(Siach Avraham Matsui)

 

Vitex agnus-castus

Genesis 22, 13: "And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt offering in the stead of his son".

 Hilazon

 Jerusalem Spurge 

("Khalavluv Meguvshash")

Euphorbia Hierosolymitana

   This shrub covers most of Gamla and flowers in the winter, painting the site in yellow-green.

Gamla

Gamla

 

 Syrian Bear's-breech

("Koziz Suri")

 Acanthus

Syriacus

      Omrit  
       Blue

Lupine

("Turmus

  He-Harim").

 Lupinus

pilosus

 

      Omrit  
  Red

 Everlasting

("Dam Hamacabim")

Helichrysum    sanguineum

 According to the legend, the flower commemorates a place where the blood of the 2nd C BC Israelite freedom-fighter has been spilled.

   Dan

 
  "Zamzumit Hamidbar"

Desertorum  Bellevalia

   This desert flower is found in Jordan, Judea, Negev and Sinai. It blooms in winter.

Horkania

 
   Bethlehem

Star

Ornithogalum lanceolatum

  The star-like flower links to the story of the  Bethlehem star, that revealed the birth of Jesus to the wise men.

 Kabra

 
  Mandrake flowers (Hebrew: Duda'im)

Mandragora autumnalis

 

The fruits of this plant were used for treating fertility problems (Genesis 30:14): "And Reuben went in the days of wheat harvest, and found mandrakes in the field, and brought them unto his mother Leah. Then Rachel said to Leah, Give me, I pray thee, of thy son's mandrakes". Yattir  
  Israeli Iris Iris Palaestina A small flower with white flowers and yellow strips. Yattir  
  Sea daffodil

Pancratium Maritimum

Song of Solomon, 2 : 1-2: "I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. As the lily among thorns, so is my love among the daughters".

Masref

 

 

 

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Biblical references:

 

  These are dozens of references to flowers, herbs and plants in the Bible. Here are some samples -
 

  Song of Solomon 2:12:  "The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come"

 

Psalms 103:15: "As for man, his days are as grass: as a flower of the field, so he flourisheth."

 

Proverbs 15:17: "Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith".

 

Genesis 1:11:  "And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so".

 

Job 14 9:"Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant."

 

 

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Etymology (behind the name):

 

  • Perach, Perah - Hebrew: flower

 

  • Bar - Hebrew: wild

 

 

 

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Anemone (Calanit) in Maoz Haim, Beth Shean Valley  [Feb 2012]

 

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