Botanical name

Romulea hirsuta var. cuprea

Family

Iridaceae
Romulea hirsuta var. cuprea
Romulea hirsuta var. cuprea
Romulea hirsuta var. cuprea
Romulea hirsuta var. cuprea
Romulea hirsuta var. cuprea
Romulea hirsuta var. cuprea

Description

Cormous geophyte, 6-10cm tall; corms symmetrical and bell-shaped; stem branching above the ground. Basal leaves 2, sometimes solitary; flowers pink to rose to coppery with dark marks at edges of yellow cup; inner bract with brown membranous margins.

Latin: cupros = copper, coppery; referring to the coppery colour of the flowers of this variant.

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

Habitat

Sandstone or clay slopes or flats

Flower Date

August to September