Gladiolus gueinzii


Quick Characteristics:

Flower Colors: pink
Climate: summer or winter rain climates
 

Gladiolus gueinzii Kunze grows on coastal sand dunes at and above the high tide mark in the southern Cape where it occurs in both the winter and the summer rainfall areas. It produces small cormlets around the base of the buried corm like other species, but also produces a large glossy dark corm that is bouyant in the water and is dispersed to new areas by floating. Growing from 25 to 50 cm high, this species has four to eight mauve flowers with red-purple and white markings on the lower tepals. It flowers in late spring to summer. Photo taken in habitat on the Otter Trail by Andrew Harvie.

Gladiolus gueinzii, Otter Trail, Andrew Harvie

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