Gladiolus illyricus

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Gladiolus illyricus
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Gladiolus illyricus in the Algarve region
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Genus: Gladiolus
G. illyricus
Binomial name
Gladiolus illyricus

Gladiolus illyricus, the wild gladiolus, is a tall gladiolus plant that grows up to 50 centimeters (20 in) tall found in Europe, particularly around the Mediterranean region.

In Britain a small population is known in the New Forest region; Williamson suggests this population may be introduced.[1][2] It became a protected species in the UK in 1975 under the Conservation of Wild Creatures and Wild Plants Act.[3]


  1. ^ David Pimentel, Ph.D. (31 October 2014). Biological Invasions: Economic and Environmental Costs of Alien Plant, Animal, and Microbe Species. CRC Press. p. 93. ISBN 978-1-4200-4166-8.
  2. ^ Norman Maclean (16 April 2015). A Less Green and Pleasant Land: Our Threatened Wildlife. Cambridge University Press. p. 129. ISBN 978-1-316-06227-2.
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