Gladiolus orchidiflorus

Quick Characteristics:

Flower Colors: white, patterned
Climate: winter rain climate

Gladiolus orchidiflorus is found on clay and sandstone soils from Namibia to Cape Flats and also to Free State and flowers in the spring. It has greenish to purple flowers with dark purple markings and is very fragrant. Photos 1-2 are habitat shots taken in Namaqualand by Bob Rutemoeller and Mary Sue Ittner September 2006. Photos 3-4 were taken near Carolusberg, Namaqualand by Cameron McMaster September 2011.

Gladiolus orchidiflorus, Namaqualand, Bob RutemoellerGladiolus orchidiflorus, Namaqualand, Mary Sue IttnerGladiolus orchidiflorus, Carolusberg, Cameron McMasterGladiolus orchidiflorus, Carolusberg, Cameron McMaster

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