I had this "catalogued" in my mind as Moraea fugax but it's actually Moraea fugacissima, (syn Galaxia fugacissima)! very different in appearance,
Fermi de Sousa,
Central Victoria, Australia
Min: -7C, Max: +40C
A flowering this morning, Gladiolus gracilis grown from seed from Gordon Summerfield, sown 6-6-2010,
A better pic of Gladiolus gracilis
Gladiolus tristis opening its first flower
And a couple of lachenalias:
Lachenalia aloides "Green"
Geissorhiza ornithogaloides grown from NZAGS Seedex 2010, sown 2011, first flowered 2012,
Also from NZAGS Geissorhiza receievd as G. inflexa but probably Geissorhiza aspera
Bulbinella triquetra is a dainty little thing from South Africa
Bulbinella cauda-felis has pink buds opening to white flowers
Some more spring flowering South African geophytes:
Hesperantha vaginata ssp stanfordiae
The type species has striking black markings but this subspecies or variety is mostly plain yellow.
Previously I posted a pic of what I received as Geissorhiza inflexa but I thought might be G. aspera; now a second, shorter seedling has flowered and it appears to be different - I wonder if this is the true Geissorhiza inflexa?
when I grew this years ago it was the red form but I seem to remember that it was upright like this one - any comments?
Freesia sparrmanii is a dwarf species which is floriferous but sadly unscented; the second pic shows a comparison with a "normal" sized freesia
First flower opened today on Gladiolus virescens grown from seed from Gordon Summerfield in 2008!
Weird and wonderful, Fermi!
Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8