Gladiolus L.

12 species naturalized Aust.; all states and territories except NT

Perennial herbs with corms. Leaves annual mostly basal, fibrous. Flowers irregular, in distichous or one-sided spikes on erect scapes. Perianth segments connate into a straight or curved, funnel-shaped tube. Stamens arranged onto the upper side of the flower. Style branches entire, widened at the apex.