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Sunset through the hyacinth squills

A delicate Mediterranean flower is silhouetted against the golden light of the setting sun.

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Squills silhouetted by sunsetSquills silhouetted by sunsetPhoto: Uzi Yachin / Flickr
January 28, 2015 | Latest Photo

One of Israel's most beautiful blooms is the hyacinth squill, a lovely purple plant covered in flowering stems. 

Though it is a perennial herb and a cousin of asparagus, the hyacinth squill is inedible.

In the spring months of March and April, these plants shoot up across the northern half of Israel, taking root in the rocky soil and flourishing in the Mediterranean climate.

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