Botanical name

Romulea rosea

Family

Iridaceae

Common Name

Froetang - Knikkertjies
Romulea rosea
Romulea rosea
Romulea rosea
Romulea rosea
Romulea rosea
Romulea rosea

Description

Plants mostly 6-15cm high. Corm rounded at base - with curved acuminate teeth. Leaves 3-6 - basal - threadlike - rather stiff - narrowly 4-grooved and hairless. Flowers pink to magenta to white often with a purplish zone around the yellow cup. The tepal lobes are yellowish-green and dark striped on the reverse.

Habitat

Sandy and clay slopes and flats - especially in disturbed places.

Flower Date

July to November