Plant ID forum: Gladiolus (G. communis) or (G. italicus); in Mallorca

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Name: Ursula
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Ursula
Apr 25, 2015 7:46 AM CST
A relative took these pictures while vacationing in Mallorca. Do you have an idea what this is?
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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Apr 25, 2015 12:34 PM CST

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Looks like Byzantine Gladiolus (Gladiolus communis) or a relative.
Name: Sue
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sooby
Apr 25, 2015 12:54 PM CST
Gladiolus, I agree. I've seen them growing wild in the Iberian peninsula. The book Flowers of the Mediterranean by Polunin and Huxley list four, Gladiolus segetum, G. byzantinus, G. communis and G. illyricus. This is an old edition of the book (1972) so the names aren't necessarily current. I think byzantinus is now communis subsp. byzantinus, for example.

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bamira
Apr 25, 2015 2:25 PM CST
G. byzantinus, synonym for G. communis
or G. italicus
Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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Ursula
Apr 25, 2015 2:29 PM CST
Thanks so much! You are all terrific, that's it!! Smiling

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