Botanical name

Gladiolus priorii

Family

Iridaceae

Common Name

Rooi Afrikaner
Gladiolus priorii
Gladiolus priorii
Gladiolus priorii

Description

Plants 30 - 40cm high. Corm globose with papery tunics aging into vertical fibres. Leaves linear, 2mm wide with short blades, leathery without visible veins. Flowers red with a yellow throat, in 1-4 flowered flexuous spike.

Habitat

Sandstone and granite slopes

Flower Date

April to June