"A Flower is a Leaf gone mad with Love" - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Saturday, 2 November 2013
On my recent trip to South Africa's Western Cape, we encountered several stunning winter-rainfall Gladiolus species. Many have beautiful colours and markings on the tepals, and many are scented, making this Genus very pleasant to encounter. There are close to 250 species with the highest concentration found in the Western Cape of South Africa.