Gladiolus caryophyllaceus   Wild Gladiolus

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When I first visited this park in August there was no sign at all of this South African introduction but by September it was flowering all over the park and somehow looked out of place. It has hairy leaf bases and twisted leaves and the very open flowers look quite different from the European species.

Wireless Hill Park, Perth, Western Australia 21st September 2007

Added on January 26th 2009, updated 2nd April 2010, updated January 29th 2013

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