Tuesday, 23 April 2013

GLADIOLUS

Gladiolus (from Latin, the diminutive of gladius, a sword) is a genus of perennial bulbous flowering plants in the iris family (Iridaceae). It is sometimes called the 'Sword lily', but usually by its generic name (plural gladioli, gladioluses, glads). The genus is distributed in Mediterranean Europe, Asia, Tropical Africa and South Africa. The centre of diversity of the genus is located in the Cape Floristic Region, where most species were discovered. The genera Oenostachys, Homoglossum, Anomalesia and Acidanthera, traditionally considered independent entities, currently are included in Gladiolus.

This post is part of the Nature Footsteps Floral Macros meme,
and also part of the Ruby Tuesday meme.

8 comments:

  1. Stunning colour design in this gorgeous macro! Love it!

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  2. Beautiful colouring in this glad!!

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  3. Jag bara älskar dom. Vacker färg.
    Ha en fin vecka
    Kram Meta

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  4. En av mina favoriter, de är så vackra.

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  5. they are quite charming, this one with its colour tinted edges really stunning


    much love...

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  6. beautiful coloring on your Gladioulus :)

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