When the migration season arrived, some of the plants in the Botanical Garden needed to be moved south. In the past year the Botanical Garden team have been working on a renovation plan for the garden’s trail system, in which some trails are planned to be expanded. One of them is the path that descends along the semi-arid batha plot. It was decided to relocate the plants adjacent to the path in order to minimize damage to them. And so, at the beginning of November the plants were relocated: gently uprooted and re-planted in a flower bed, two meters further south. The relocated plants included: Jasminum fruticans, a shrub belonging to the Oleaceae family, with clover leaves, yellow flowers and fleshy dark fruits; mandrake (Mandragora autumnalis) – an hemicryptophyte with purple flowers set in a large rosette of leaves. Its blooming occurs during the winter and beginning of spring. The Mandrake is characterized by a thick branched taproot and a peculiar shape. This feature has led to numerous legends and superstitions built around, attributing fertility and magic powers to it. Numerous plants of Pancratium parviflorum and Muscari parviflorum were also relocated.

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