Romulea rosea

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Romulea rosea
Romulea rosea - Schlechter ex Beguinot Rondebosch common.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
Order: Asparagales
Family: Iridaceae
Subfamily: Ixioideae
Tribe: Ixieae
Genus: Romulea
Species: R. rosea
Binomial name
Romulea rosea

Ixia rosea L.
Romulea longifolia (Salisb.) Baker
Romulea bulbodocium L.
Romulea cruciata Ker-Gawl.
Trichonema roseum Ker.

Romulea rosea is a herbaceous perennial in the family Iridaceae. It is endemic to the western Cape Province (Today Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Northern Cape) in South Africa and is naturalised in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and California in the United States.[1] [2] Common names include Guildford grass, onion grass and rosy sandcrocus.[1] It is a small plant, usually less than 20 cm high, with grass-like leaves.[1] The flowers are pink with a yellow throat and appear in spring.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Romulea rosea (L.) Eckl.". Weed Alert!. The Nature Conservancy. Archived from the original on May 15, 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  2. ^ "Taxon: Romulea rosea (L.) Eckl.". Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN). United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Area. Retrieved 2008-09-10.