Gladiolus caryophyllaceusCommon name: Wild Gladiolus

Meaning of name: Unknown

Distribution: Occurs in disturbed sites from Cataby to Lake Grace.

Remarks: The flower stems are up to 80 centimetres tall. The leaves have a red margin and can be twisted spirally in an anti-clockwise direction. The distinctive pink flowers are produced from August to October. The plant is native to, but now rare in, the Cape Province of South Africa.

References: Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 1997.

Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.