Gladiolus vinosomaculatus


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Flower Colors: white, purple, patterned
Climate: summer rain climate
 

Gladiolus vinosomaculatus grows in exposed and often dry sites (rocky hilltops and slopes in short grassland) and on rocky outcrops in the summer rainfall areas of southern Africa north of the Vaal River. The tepals are covered with large purple to reddish spots on a pale background. The leaves have long sheaths that form a short pseudostem. This species is closely related to Gladiolus ecklonii. Photo taken by Rod Saunders.

Gladiolus vinosomaculatus, Rod Saunders

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