|Flower Colors:||yellow, pink, purple, patterned|
|Climate:||winter rain climate|
Gladiolus maculatus Sweet extends across the southern coast and immediate interior of the winter rainfall area to the Eastern Cape where it is often found growing in heavy soils in renosterveld. Flowers are dull yellow to lilac and speckled with brown or purplish spots. They are long-tubed and fragrant during the day and the evening. The first three pictures taken by Cameron McMaster near Napier and Bredasdorp in the Overberg.