|Flower Colors:||red, orange|
|Climate:||winter rain climate|
Gladiolus equitans Thunberg is very similar to Gladiolus alatus but has short, broad leathery leaves with raised margins and grows on rocky hills in Namaqualand. This one was photographed in Namaqualand in August 2001 just after a rain by Mary Sue Ittner. The second photo was taken in about the same place in September 2006 by Bob Rutemoeller, but this time the plants were already in seed. The third picture was taken by Rod Saunders. The fourth and fifth photos were taken in habitat in the Kamiesberg by Andrew Harvie.