Gladiolus violaceolineatus

Quick Characteristics:

Flower Colors: purple
Flower Season: early spring
Life form: corm
Climate: winter rain climate

Gladiolus violaceolineatus G.J.Lewis grows in the Cederberg Mountains, where it is generally found on south-facing sandstone slopes that remain moist throughout the winter, according to Goldblatt & Manning. The flower is pale violet with dark purple lines on the tepals, which are often narrower and longer than shown in these photos. The flowers are sweet-smelling, and reportedly bloom in early spring, although they may bloom a bit later at higher elevations. The first two photos by Michael Mace. The last photo from Rod Saunders.

Gladiolus violaceolineatus, Michael MaceGladiolus violaceolineatus, Michael MaceGladiolus violaceolineatus, Rod Saunders

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