Found by some of my 7th graders on their nature hike in February 2002, this appears to be an orchid. There are a number of orchids in Israel and Palestine, and most of them appear to be protected. This one did not seem to match up with any in my book, so I can't say which one it might be. But it sure is pretty. The smell is kind of earthy/green/springy. None of the kids or the other teachers liked the smell, and neither did Marthame. But I like it.