Gladiolus monticola

Gladiolus monticola

Observation - Gladiolus monticola - Southern Africa. Description: Rocky sandstone slopes, endemic to Cape Peninsula; seldom flowers in March. Leaves of flowering plant sheathing; foliage leaves dry at flowering time. Darker red markings on lower tepals of pink flowers. Bracts green and flushed purple.

Found on rocky sandstone slopes and endemic to Cape Peninsula; seldom flowers in March. Leaves of flowering plant sheathing; foliage leaves dry at flowering time. Darker red markings on lower tepals of pink flowers. Bracts green and flushed purple.