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Gladiolus caryophyllaceus grows on sandstone flats and slopes in the winter rainfall area, blooms winter to spring and has large pink to mauve flowers that are speckled on the lower tepals and fragrant. This species has naturalized in Western Australia, but in my Northern California garden I have had no increase at all. Photos by Mary Sue Ittner, Bob Werra, Alan Horstmann and the last two habitat shots by Andrew Harvie taken east of Koebeeberge in the western Cape.
More habitat shots from Alan Horstmann taken in the Western Cape.