Scientific Name:
Gladiolus undulatus L. (1767)
  • = Gladiolus angustus L. nom. illeg.
  • = Gladiolus cuspidatus Jacq. (1795)
Vernacular Name(s):
Wild gladiolus

Corm c. 2 cm diam., with numerous cormils at base. Stems of 60 cm high. Leaves almost = stems, linear, narrow, 1–1.5 cm wide, green tinged purple, sheaths deep red-purple. Flowers 10–12 cm long, to 8 cm diam., 3–8 in a loose, unilateral spike, greenish-cream; spathe-valves ? to ½ length of flower; tube c. 7 cm long, upper third widened and fluted; lobes 3–5 cm long, ± crinkled, tapering, with recurved tips, 3 lower lobes with central purple stripe at throat or purple colouring absent. Anthers greenish-blue. Style branches entire. Capsule not seen.

[From: Healy and Edgar (1980) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 3.]


Flowering: Dec.