Gladiolus Communis. Common Corn-Flag.

Class and Order:

Triandria Monogynia.

Generic Character:

Corolla sexpartita, ringens. Stamina adscendentia.

Specific Character and Synonyms:

GLADIOLUS communis foliis ensiformibus, floribus distantibus.

GLADIOLUS utrinque floridus? Bauh. Pin. 41.

The French Corn-Flag. Park. Parad. p. 189. t. 191. f. 1.

86 Gladiolus Communis Common Corn Flag
No. 86

Grows wild in the corn fields of most of the warmer parts of Europe, varies with white and flesh-coloured blossoms, increases so fast, both by offsets and seeds, as to become troublesome to the cultivator; hence, having been supplanted by the Greater Corn-Flag, the Byzantinus of Miller, whose blossoms are larger, and more shewy, it is not so generally found in gardens as formerly.

It flowers in June.