Rescuing the Iris

 Tel Aviv University’s Botanic Gardens Director Dr. Yuval Sapir has dedicated his research to saving and renewing the very symbol of spring in Israel – the once near-extinct purple iris, Iris atropurpurea.

This rare coastal bloom is among more than 200 endangered plant species in Israel being conserved by the Botanic Gardens scientific team alongside their research.

 

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