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© Valery Dembitsky \ City Center \ Botanical Garden, Jerusalem
One of Israel's weirdest plants is the Sodom apple (Ptilat hamidbar) which grows in the hot oases around the Dead Sea and Jordan Valley regions. It is not a 'human friendly' plant, touching it can result in a rash as the sap of the plant is a skin irritant, while the juice is highly poisonous.
Photographer: © Valery Dembitsky Date: 01.08.2009 Photo number: 10277 Views: 11k
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