Gladiolus stellatus

Quick Characteristics:

Height: 30-60 cm (1-2 ft)
Flower Colors: white, purple
Flower Season: mid spring
Life form: corm

Gladiolus stellatus G.J. Lewis is found on clay lower slopes in renosterveld in the coastal mountains of the Southern Cape (Swellendam to Port Elizabeth). It grows from 30 to 60 cm and has linear and whip-like leaves with a prominent midrib and small white to lilac star-like fragrant flowers. It flowers in spring (September to November). The first photo from the book Plants of the Klein Karoo courtesy of Jan and Anne Lise Schutte-Vlok. The second photo from Rod Saunders.

Gladiolus stellatus, Jan and Anne Lise Schutte-VlokGladiolus stellatus, Rod Saunders

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