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A Moth-Like Gladiolus

Here is a Burbank hybrid gladiolus that has been made to take on a rather curious form. Its broad, wide-spreading upper petals, combined with the peculiar coloration of the lower ones, give it a certain resemblance to a large moth in full flight. It is a rather striking illustration of the possibility of modifying the form of a flower of distinctly fixed type.

A Moth-Like Gladiolus

This image is from: Luther Burbank: his methods and discoveries and their practical application. Volume 9 Chapter 6