Marsh Afrikaner

Marsh Afrikaner

Gladiolus tristis

Scientific name

Stiffly erect perennial, 40-150cm, the lowermost leaf long and slender, X-shaped in cross-section; bears large, trumpet-shaped, cream flowers, often with brown shading, that produce a spicy fragrance in the evening, with an elongated tube 40-65mm long.

Iris family.

Information sourced from 'Field Guide to Fynbos' by John Manning. Struik Nature, Cape Town, 2007.

References and further reading

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Image credit: Wikimedia Commons.

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Important characteristics

Conservation status: Least Concern

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.


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