Botanical name

Romulea gracillima

Family

Iridaceae

Description

Cormous geophyte, 6-25cm high, corms symmetrical, bell-shaped, with a circular rim of fibres. Stem sometimes branched above the ground. Leaves 2-5, basal and cauline, narrowly 4-grooved, 0.5-1mm in diam; flowers pink, sometimes with red lines in the yellow cup, tepals oblanceolate; inner bract with wide membranous margin.

Latin: gracilis = slender, -imus = very; referring to the very slender appearance of this species.

The flowers of the genus Romulea only open on warm sunny days, usually around midday.

Habitat

Sandstone slopes

Flower Date

August to September