In spite of Israel's small area it has a very diverse flora represented by ca. 2500 species of higher plants. Compare this with only 1500 species in the British Isles that are more than ten times larger. The causes for this unusual diversity are related to the climatic history of this part of the globe and current connections with a wide variety of climatic regions in Europe, Central Asia, The Sahara and the tropics.
This website is devoted to the wealth of the beauty represented by the plants that grow in this country. It is aimed at plant lovers of all walks of life and all ages, from school children to their grandparents. Therefore, we tried to keep it simple while not compromising on accuracy or breadth. Its mission is to bring the information to a wide audience in a friendly way in order to educate and promote the appreciation of the natural resources present here, hoping that it will encourage efforts of nature conservation and sustainability.
One can easily search for an unknown plant using simple attributes and select the correct one from a group of pictures. Our plans are to translate all the information in this website into English and other languages if we will have the necessary resources.
Please note that it is under constant development. We don't have pictures of all the local plants yet, but we keep adding all the time. If you want to contribute pictures of plants we don’t have yet please send them to our e-mail
and we will be glad to add them to our database.
The persons behind this venture are Mrs. Sara Gold
, Amram Eshel
, professor of botany at Tel-Aviv University, and Abraham Plotnizki
, a student who did the programming. The materials were donated by a number of volunteer photographers who donated their pictures, and knowledgeable botanists who wrote the texts.