SOLVED: Any Clue???

I know it's a little blurry but does anyone have a clue what this is? It is a bulb...that much I know...Thanks!

Thumbnail by vic

Vic are the flowers fully open?

Castelnau RB Pyrenée, France(Zone 8a)

Think it's probably Gladiolus byzantinus. There's a photo in the PDB (not the one that is on the first thumbnail - you have to actually open the whole entry.

yes...fully open - thank you to both

Georgetown, TX(Zone 8a)

Looks like a little wild glad that grows here. If so, it's a real keeper, in my opinion. Requires no care, will grow in my rocky alkaline soil, spreads just enough to let you share. And it blooms early, when you are so ready for flowers after the winter. I don't even have to stake them, as the blooms are small and don't weight the stalk down.

Castelnau RB Pyrenée, France(Zone 8a)

Yes. Gladiolus byzantinus - did you look in the Plants Database vic??

Deep South Coastal, TX(Zone 10a)

I agree. We call them "Venus fishing rods" here.

Castelnau RB Pyrenée, France(Zone 8a)

Oh, just goes to show (yet again LOL!) how misleading/confusing common names can be. I call Dierama pulcherrimum Venus or Angel's fishing rods Cala!!

Deep South Coastal, TX(Zone 10a)

Philomel, they call those that too!! Common names can be so confusing. I had a customer ask for a "Piney Rose" and I thought they wanted a rose. It was a peony that they wanted. We call armeria "thrift" but some call creeping phlox "thrift". Blooming moss could be portulaca or creeping phlox!! I never really know what they want.

Castelnau RB Pyrenée, France(Zone 8a)

LOLOL! Confusion reigns. Nothing for it but to use botanical names.............

Antrim, Northern Ire, United Kingdom(Zone 8b)

hear hear

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