Gladiolus mostertiae


Quick Characteristics:

Height: 20-30cm (0.7-1 ft)
Flower Colors: pink
Climate: winter rain climate
 

Gladiolus mostertiae is found in wet sandy soils in the Bokkeveld Mountains in the Northwest Cape. Growing 25 to 30 cm high, this species has linear leaves with a thickened midrib and pale pink flowers with yellow-green markings on the lower tepals. It flowers November to December. Photo taken by Rachel Saunders November 2013 near Nieuwoudtville in a year with late rainfall so the soil was still wet when it bloomed.

Gladiolus mostertiae, Nieuwoudtville, Rachel Saunders

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