Botanical name

Gladiolus vaginatus

Family

Iridaceae

Status

Vulnerable

Description

Plants 30-50cm high. Corm globose with fibrous tunics. Leaves only two, both entirely sheathing or the lower with a free tip, leathery and without visible veins, 1-1.5mm wide. Flowers fragrant, blue to grey with dark streaks on lower tepals, in 2-6 flowered spike. Perianth tube 6-20mm long, dorsal tepal inclined over stamens.

Habitat

Limestone and clay-loam slopes

Flower Date

February to April