Flower of the day: Gladiois Maculatus known as The Brown Africkaner

As I labored up the mountain preceded by faithful yet enthusiastic hounds this morning I thought ‘but surely if we’ve seen a Gladiolus watsonius, we should have seen a Gladiolus Maculatus by now’.  As we trotted past the precise place where we saw it last year I swiveled my head left and Lo!  There she was.  Upright and unravaged despite overnight rains verging on monsoon.  We will capture a better photo, I am sure; this one shows the indomitable nature of this winter flowering, sweetly scented gladiolus.

 

Gladiolus maculatus

Gladiolus maculatus

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