Gladiolus alatus

Quick Characteristics:

Flower Colors: orange, white
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 has 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

The white form seen near Villiersdorp. Photo by Mary Sue Ittner. The second photo by Bob Rutemoeller shows one for sale in a nursery in Caledon.

Gladiolus alatus white, Mary Sue IttnerGladiolus 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. Photos 2-5 were taken by Nhu Nguyen. Photo 5 show seeds on a 1 cm square grid.

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

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