Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Scientific name - Gladiolus carneus
Common name - Large Painted Lady, Bergpypie
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Habitat Sandstone slopes, often wet sites.
Altitude Up to 500m
Flowering time October to November
Description Plants 25-60cm high. Corm globose with papery tunics. Leaves sword-shaped to linear, margins and midribs slightly thickened, bluish-green in colour, 4-12mm wide. Flowers pink or white, often with dark markings on lower tepals, in 3-8 flowered spike, perianth tube, 25-40mm long, dorsal tepal largest, suberect or inclined.
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