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Field Gladiolus

Gladiolus italicus     Fr: Glaîeul italicus

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This tall, slender plant is especially beautiful when seen in the middle of the woods, as the ones in our photos. From 6 to 16 striking flowers grow on a single tall stem, usually pointing in alternating directions.

Flowers. Mar-June

Flower. From bright pinkish purple to pale pink, up to 50 mm long.

Leaves. From 3 to 5 narrow pointed leaves, nearly as tall as the flowers.

Habitat. Rocky hillsides, grassy areas and open forests, olive groves and cultivated land.

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