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Gladiolus illyricus


Is a lily, common in the southeast of the Iberian Peninsula. Is characterized by: the bearing of a perennial herb, bulbous; leaves alternate; pink to purple flowers in unilateral spike, consisting of six tepals fused below in a short tube, with three stamens, and a fruit capsule with winged seeds.


It inhabits grasslands and rocky areas, and is used to decorate altars of the Virgin in the month of May.

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Torrevieja, Comunitat Valenciana, Spain

Lat: 37.98, Long: -0.68

Spotted on Apr 19, 2012
Submitted on Apr 19, 2012

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