Friday, November 2, 2012
Helmonit zeira - חלמונית זעירה
Two kinds of Sternbergia grow wild in Israel - this one (it is more rare) and Sternbergia clusiana (חלמונית גדולה), which has rounder flower petals and is more common.
The yellow color of both varieties is just that, strong opaque sun yellow without any texture - very beautiful! They start blooming in late September and stay to please us till the end of November - autumn flowers!