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Gladiolus tristis L.
Acidanthera platypetala Baker (misapplied)Gladiolus grandis Thunb. (misapplied)Gladiolus longicollis Baker (misapplied)
evening flower gladiolus, evening-flower, evening-flower gladiolus, gladiolus, large-flower gladiolus, largeflower gladiolus, large-flowered gladiolus, marsh Afrikaner, trompetters, wild gladiolus, yellow marsh Afrikander
Native to southern Africa (i.e. south-western Cape Province in South Africa).
Naturalised in many parts of southern Australia (i.e. in Victoria, Tasmania, southern South Australia and south-western Western Australia).
Also naturalised overseas in south-western USA (i.e. California).
This species is regarded as an environmental weed in Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. It appears on local environmental weed lists in Victoria (e.g. in Colac Otway Shire and Mount Alexander Shire), is present in state forests around Bendigo and Dunolly, and has invaded Yarra Bend Park in Melbourne.
Evening-flower gladiolus (Gladiolus tristis) also forms large colonies on roadsides and in disturbed sites in South Australia, and is listed as a common environmental weed of the Adelaide Region. It is also present in some conservation areas in South Australia (i.e. in Onkaparinga River National Park, Ferguson Conservation Park and Morialta Conservation Park). In Western Australia evening-flower gladiolus (Gladiolus tristis) is found in disturbed, winter-moist, sites from Wagin to Busselton.
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