The Dead Sea is home to vegetative life despite even its harshest of climates. This is possible due to the geographical barrier that the ridge of the Judean Hills creates. The natural hill barrier blocks rain clouds from reach the Dead Sea and as such, the area is very dry, receiving on average a couple of weeks of rainfall per year (on a busy year). What rainfall and precipitation does reach the Earth can either be quickly absorbed by the Judean desert or cascade down into the Dead Sea basin.
Life has adapted to the barren weather, and as such, the wildlife is particularly suited to the environment. The ground is literally cracked due to the lack of moisture. Plants are seen having been rooted into the cracks and breaking through the firm ground into the intense sunlight.
Although there does exist plants and trees native to the area, they are sparse, few, and far between. Some examples of vegetative wildlife include thorny keel, the zygrophyllum bush, and desert migwort. The plants are designed to attract attention by bright, beautifully colored flowers and intensely pleasant aromatic scents.
In order to survive in the land, the plants hold back their germinating process until the weather permits some rain. This is a great feat of evolution to ensure the survival of the plants.
Inside the Dead Sea, only minor bacteria and fungi survive the intensely salty waters. This is actually how the Dead Sea got its name! Saline concentrations reach an average of 33% which is eleven times more salty than ocean water which weighs in at a measly 3%.
So despite the Dead Sea being located in the hottest part of the Judean Desert, know that there is native life flourishing and spreading within the plant kingdom!