Gladiolus alatus

Quick Characteristics:

Flower Colors: orange, white, yellow
Life form: corm
Climate: winter rain climate

Gladiolus alatus L. is a winter rainfall species found on flats, slopes, and plateaus, mainly in sand. The flowers are orange, marked yellow and have a light and pleasant scent. Photo 1 was taken near Paarl September 2003 by Bob Rutemoeller. The next two pictures were taken by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner near Bainskloof September 2006.

Gladiolus alatus, Bob RutemoellerGladiolus alatus, Bainskloof, Bob RutemoellerGladiolus alatus, Mary Sue Ittner

Photos below are a white form of this species. The first photo was taken by Alan Horstmann. The next two photos from Mary Sue Ittner and Bob Rutemoeller were taken near Villiersdorp. The last photo by Bob Rutemoeller shows a white form for sale in a nursery in Caledon.

Gladiolus alatus, Alan HorstmannGladiolus alatus, Villiersdorp, Mary Sue IttnerGladiolus alatus, Villiersdorp, Bob RutemoellerGladiolus alatus white, Bob Rutemoeller

The photos below are of plants in cultivation. Photo 1 by Mary Sue Ittner shows flowers on a plant grown from seed blooming March 2005. Photo 3 from Bob Werra. Photos 3-6 were taken by Nhu Nguyen. Photo 5 show seeds on a 1 cm square grid.

Gladiolus alatus, Mary Sue IttnerGladiolus alatus, Bob WerraGladiolus alatus, Nhu NguyenGladiolus alatus, Nhu NguyenGladiolus alatus, Nhu NguyenGladiolus alatus, seeds, Nhu Nguyen

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