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Gladiolus (from Latin, the diminutive of gladius, a sword) is a genus of perennial bulbous flowering plants in the iris family (Iridaceae).1 Sometimes called the sword lily, the most widely used English common name for these plants is simply gladiolus (plural gladioli, gladioluses or sometimes gladiolas).
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.

Gladiolus Meaning: Strength of character, remembrance, infatuation, splendid beauty, give me a break, I’m really sincere, flower of the Gladiators, admiration, tells recipients that they pierce the heart like a sword. Because the gladiolus has blade-shaped leaves, the name comes from the Latin word gladius which means sword. Also the birthflower for August.

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Splendid Beauty! Gladiolus Flower

An Admiral Spray Of Gladness! – gladiolus
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The Heart Of The Marrow – Courgette Flower

I dedicate this Gladiolus to Brenda Burnett for her wonderful friendship, support and for sharing her beautiful work with all of us.

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My fascination with birds began as a child and almost 50 years down the track my love for our feathered friends has not diminished. Once we moved to Tranquillity (our little country retreat) my passion for birds, all nature and wildlife became a digital reality through the lens of my camera.

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Comments

  • Corinne Noon
    Corinne Noonabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous colors and details !!!!!!!!!!!

  • Corinne thank you for your lovely kind comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • swaby
    swabyabout 3 years ago

    I love Glads, such a very beautiful shot Andrea, lovely colors and macro!

  • Swaby thank you so much for your lovely kind comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Angela  Burman
    Angela Burmanabout 3 years ago

    Incredible beauty Andrea. Fabulous work

  • Angela, thank you so much for your lovely kind comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Avalone
    Avaloneabout 3 years ago

    Very lovely. x

  • Thank you so much for your lovely kind comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenabout 3 years ago

    Wow, what a beautiful capture and just love the color. Looks awesome !!

  • Sean, thank you so much for your lovely kind comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 3 years ago

    How pretty!!!!!

  • Lorilee, thank you so much for your lovely kind comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 3 years ago

    A beauty, great macro. I once lived three miles from a 100 acre farm for Gladiola flowers

  • Byron, thank you so much for your lovely kind comment, much appreciated. It must have been awesome when they were in bloom.

    – AndreaEL

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful composition, color and detail! Beautiful indeed!

  • Dot, thank you so much for your lovely kind comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • lynn carter
    lynn carterabout 3 years ago

    lovely colours Andrea

  • Lynn, thank you so much for your lovely kind comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 3 years ago

    What a gorgeous beauty this is. Well done.

  • Bunny, thank you so much for your lovely kind comment, much appreciated.

    – AndreaEL

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