Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Gladiolus priorii
Common name - Rooi Afrikaner
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Habitat Sandstone and granite slopes
Flowering time April to June
Description Plants 30 - 40cm high.
Corm globose with papery tunics aging into vertical fibres.
Leaves linear, c. 2mm wide, with short blades, leathery without visible veins.
Flowers red with a yellow throat, in 1-4 flowered, flexuous spike.
From Latin: gladiolus, small sword: = shape of leaves
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