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This plant is growing in my daughter's garden. The leaves are similar to gladiolus and the flowers are along the stem the same way gladiola blossom are but they are tiny, cup shaped with 4 petals, pale yellow with a deeper yellow in the middle near the stamen and pistils.

Hopefully someone can tell me what this flower/plant is.

  • Pnuts, make an answer! It most certainly looks exactly like his...upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6f/…
    – stormy
    May 31, 2017 at 16:58
  • Carol A - if you look more closely at the flowers in the photo you posted, you can see they have 6, not 4, petals. Quite sure S. stratum that puts suggested is correct.
    – Jude
    May 31, 2017 at 16:59
  • It is Sisyrinchium striatum - pnuts you should post it as an answer
    – Bamboo
    May 31, 2017 at 17:05

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As noted by several people in the comments, it is Sisyrinchium striatum.

Identifying characteristics are the sword-shaped leaves and the flower spike with clusters of pale yellow and gold six-petalled (not four) flowers.

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