The Flora of Jordan

I’ve been working on this one for some time; gathering and making pictures of flowers and plants wherever I go. Not many words for this post, but many, many pictures. I happen to think that it’s far more enjoyable to look at the wonders of Mother Nature than to talk about them. I hope the ones of you who enjoy flowers will enjoy this post.

Thinking of the Middle East conjures visions of vast desert landscapes. However, Jordan is home to around 2,500 plant species from 152 families; about 1% of the total flora of the world. Flowers are in evidence year round and it’s a real joy to stumble upon one and photograph it.

Many plants in Jordan, 349 species are rare and 76 species are threatened. Eighteen species are on the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists.

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