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Monday, August 17, 2009

GLADIOLUS

*****GLADIOLUS****


The genus Gladiolus contains about 260 species, of which 250 are native to sub-Saharan Africa, mostly South Africa. About 10 species are native to Eurasia. There are 160 species of Gladiolus endemic in southern Africa and 76 in tropical Africa. The species vary from very small to the spectacular giant flower spikes in commerce.
These attractive, perennial herbs are semihardy in temperate climates. They grow from rounded, symmetrical corms, that are enveloped in several layers of brownish, fibrous tunics.



Informations courtesy of Wikipedia and photo taken in Wolfenb├╝ttel, Germany by: Maricar

12 comments:

  1. They are simply beautiful. I love the deep, dark purple color.

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  2. Beautiful color, and wonderful picture!

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  3. They are so beautiful and a healthy flower. Great photos.

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  4. Oh, thanks a lot Car, the beauty of gladiolus is so inspiring, i have some at home and it is always a joy whenever they bloom!

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  5. oh such lovely flowers! are those differnt colours of all gladiolus?

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  6. Car, ang ganda ng gladiolus mo! Happy birthday to Mutti and your hubby. :)

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  7. They are pretty Car !! I thought this was from Cher hahahahaha

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  8. so beautiful KangCarrot....more flower photos please....

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  9. thanks guys! ;) sorry for super late reply :(

    thank you Melissa, Icy BC, Poetic Shutterbug, Bethchai, Eng, Chay, Cher, Ayie and Kulasa or Zen ;)

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  10. that purple gladiolus is so beautiful, car .. it almost brings tears to my eyes. when i see flowers such as this, i truly feel God's love for us. i believe flowers and many, many things in nature are God's way of saying, "i love you." don't you agree, car?

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  11. i agree Mj.. agree.. God loves us.. and i love you my dear sweet friend... all of you...

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