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The Bible's Plants

Plants mentioned in The Bible

Please note that due to availability and/or climate some substitutions (marked sub. in the lists) have been made to the species usually identified with the Bible plants. Many of the plants are seasonal.

Plants in the Garden

  • Almond
  • Anemone
  • Anise - Dill
  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Barley
  • Bay Tree
  • Beans
  • Blackberry - Abrahams Bush (sub. raspberry)
  • Box
  • Carob
  • Cedar Of Lebanon
  • Chamomile
  • Coriander
  • Corn
  • Crocus - Saffron
  • Cucumbers
  • Cumin
  • Cyclamen
  • Dandelion
  • Date Palm
  • Endive
  • Fig
  • Flax
  • Galbanum - Fennel (sub. foeniculum vulgare purpureum)
  • Garlic
  • Grape Vine
  • Holly Oak
  • Horsemint
  • Hyacinth
  • Hyssop - Oregano
  • Iris
  • Judas Tree
  • Juniper
  • Leek
  • Lemon
  • Lentils
  • Lettuce
  • Lupin
  • Madonna Lily
  • Mallow - Hollyhock
  • Melons
  • Mint
  • Mulberry
  • Mustard
  • Myrtle
  • Narcissus - Jonquil
  • Nettle - Acanthus
  • Oats
  • Oleander
  • Olive
  • Papyrus
  • Pea
  • Pistachio
  • Pomegranate
  • Poppy
  • Ranunculus
  • Rock Rose - Myrrh
  • Rose
  • Sage - sub salvia
  • Shittah Tree - Acacia
  • Stone Pine
  • Tulip
  • Walnut
  • Wheat
  • White Broom (adjacent to Pilgrim Poles)
  • Wormwood

Plants not currently in the Garden

  • Almug
  • Aloes
  • Anabasis
  • Arbutus
  • Arugula
  • Balsam
  • Bedstraw
  • Boxthorn
  • Bramble
  • Brier - Apple Of Sodom
  • Buckthorn
  • Bulrush
  • Burning Bush - Acacia Strap Flower
  • Calamus
  • Camelthorn
  • Camphire - Henna
  • Caper
  • Cassia - Cinnamon
  • Castor Oil Plant
  • Cattail
  • Chick Pea
  • Chicory
  • Chrysanthemum
  • Cockle
  • Cotton
  • Crown of Thorns
  • Cypress - Gopherwood
  • Dove's Dung -Star of Bethlehem
  • Ebony
  • Fir
  • Frankincense
  • Gall
  • Gourd
  • Grass
  • Hemlock
  • Ice Plant
  • Jujube
  • Ladanum
  • Mandrake
  • Marjoram
  • Mediterranean Saltbush
  • Millet
  • Oak -Terebinth,
  • Oil Tree - Oleaster
  • Pear
  • Plane Tree
  • Poplar
  • Reed
  • Rue
  • Rye
  • Spicery Astralugus or Tragacanth
  • Spikenard
  • Spiny Broom
  • Stinging Nettle
  • Styrax
  • Sweet Cane
  • Sycamine Tree - Mulberry
  • Sycomore
  • Syrian Thistle
  • Tamarisk
  • Tares
  • Terebinth
  • Thistle
  • Thyine Wood
  • Tumbleweed
  • Walnut
  • Water Lily
  • Willows
  • Yellow Broom