Gladiolus hirsutus

Quick Characteristics:

Flower Colors: pink
Climate: winter rain climate

Gladiolus hirsutus Jacq. has been described under many different names. For a long time it was confused with Gladiolus caryophyllaceus and in the 1972 revision of this genus was named Gladiolus punctulatus but that name is no longer accepted as the correct name. It is found or rocky sandstone slopes in the winter rainfall areas. It is pink to purple or white with darker streaking on the lower three tepals. The first photo was taken in the southwestern Cape in September 2001 in an area that had burned the year before. The next two were taken in August 2006 near the Du Toit Kloof mountain pass where we saw these blooming down the slope when we stopped to look at the view. Photos by Mary Sue Ittner including a close-up of the latter where holding the flower helped to get the plant in focus because it was so windy. Fourth and fifth photos taken in the Phillipskop Mountain Reserve near Stanford, by Christopher Whitehouse.

Gladiolus hirsutus, Mary Sue IttnerGladiolus hirsutus, Mary Sue IttnerGladiolus hirsutus, Du Toit Kloof  mountain pass, Mary Sue IttnerGladiolus hirsutus, Christopher WhitehouseGladiolus hirsutus, Christopher Whitehouse

Photos by Bob Werra and Alan Horstmann of garden plants and more habitat photos from Cameron McMaster from Hermanus and Napier in the Overberg.

Gladiolus hirsutus, Bob WerraGladiolus hirsutus, Alan HorstmannGladiolus hirsutus, Alan HorstmannGladiolus hirsutus, Hermanus, Cameron McMasterGladiolus hirsutus, Napier, Cameron McMaster

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