Gladiolus papilio "Butterfly Gladiolus" -- great cut flower -- very unusual.

Gladiolus papilio "Butterfly Gladiolus" -- great cut flower - bulb native to Western Cape, South Africa.

Gladiolus watermeyeri- this unusual beauty is a shorty aswell.  Barely reaching 25cm above the ground you have to keep your eyes peeled to spot them amongst Renosterveld foliage.  But when you do, it is a wonderful treat.

South African flower Gladiolus watermeyeri- this unusual beauty is a shorty aswell. Barely reaching above the ground you have to keep your eyes peeled to spot them amongst Renosterveld foliage. But when you do, it is a wonderful treat.

Gladiolus oppositiflorus flowering in summer amongst basalt boulders on Naude's Nek in the Eastern Cape Drakensberg, South Africa

Gladiolus oppositiflorus flowering in summer amongst basalt boulders on Naude's Nek in the Eastern Cape Drakensberg, South Africa

Gladiolus debilis - Cape fynbos

Gladiolus debilis - Cape fynbos

Gladiolus longicolis (Iridaceae) flowering near Graskop, Mpumalanga

Gladiolus longicollis (Iridaceae) flowering near Graskop, Mpumalanga

Gladiolus watsonius , it continues to bloom like crazy. A wild form from South Africa, tiny and graceful in a pot.

Gladiolus watsonius , it continues to bloom like crazy. A wild form from South Africa, tiny and graceful in a pot.

Gladiolus bullatus

Iridaceae are represented with 70 different species in the fynbos-reserve of farm 215 and is the family with the largest geophyte representation in fynbos.

Gladiolus equitans is a Gladiolus species found in the rocky hills in Namaqualand, South Africa.

Gladiolus equitans is a Gladiolus species found in the rocky hills in Namaqualand, South Africa.

Gladiolus flanaganii  from South Africa Grows on the vertical cliff Dark pink

Gladiolus flanaganii from South Africa Grows on the vertical cliff Dark pink

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