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Gladiolus papilio (Butterfly gladiolus)

sidvwana [Swazi]; ibutha, igulusha [Zulu]

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Asparagales > Family: Iridaceae > Genus: Gladiolus

Gladiolus papilio Gladiolus papilio
Gladiolus papilio

Gladiolus papilio flowering in early summer in grassland near the Sterkfontein Dam in the eastern Free State, South Africa. [photos Colin Paterson-Jones ]

 

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