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