Gladiolus priorii

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Flower Colors: red
Climate: winter rain climate

Gladiolus priorii (N.E.Br.) Goldblatt & Vos (syn. Homoglossum priorii) is a fall blooming species found on sandstone and granite slopes in the southwest Cape. It is relatively easy to grow in captivity, and has one to four tubular red flowers with yellow throats. They droop slightly, making it hard to see the centers unless you crouch down. This one is growing in the ground in northern California and has bloomed the last two years in November. The first photo below was taken by Bob Rutemoeller and the second in the summer hemisphere by Bill Dijk. The third was taken by Cameron McMaster, and the fourth by Michael Mace. The last photo was taken by Rachel Saunders June 2011 of this species blooming on Table Mountain in the southwestern Cape in an area that had previously burned.

Gladiolus priorii, Bob RutemoellerGladiolus priorii, Bill DijkGladiolus priorii, Cameron McMasterGladiolus priorii, Michael MaceGladiolus priorii, Table Mountain, Rachel Saunders

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