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By Andrew massyn (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Gladiolus angustus L.
gladiolus, long-tubed painted lady, long-tubed painted lady, painted lady
Native to southern Africa (i.e. south-western Cape Province in South Africa).
Naturalised in some parts of southern Australia. It is most common and widespread in south-western Australia. Also locally naturalised in the Sydney area in the coastal districts of central New South Wales and sparingly naturalised near Adelaide in south-eastern South Australia.
Long-tubed painted lady (Gladiolus angustus) is regarded as an environmental weed in Western Australia. This garden escape has become naturalised on road verges, in wasteland areas and in native bushland in south-western Western Australia. It is mainly found along the Swan River estuary and in coastal districts as far south as Albany. However, it has occasionally also been recorded in the wheatbelt and near Esperance.
Long-tubed painted lady (Gladiolus angustus) is the third most common gladiolus species naturalised in Western Australia, and is often mistaken for a native wildflower. It is found extensively throughout the urban landscape in Melville City, and is also of particular concern in the Darling Ranges area.
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