A herbaceous perennial native to areas of South Africa.
After deliberate introduction and cultivation as an ornamental plant, three varieties of R. rosea are now here in Australia and considered environmental weeds....R. rosea australis, R. rosea communis and R. rosea reflexa.
Grows each year from a rounded underground bulb. Plants have long and very slender grass like leaves. Flowers are pale to bright pink with yellow centres, 30 mm diameter and are borne singly on stems up to12 cm in height.
''Romulea rosea'' is a herbaceous perennial in the family Iridaceae. It is endemic to the western Cape Province in South Africa and is naturalised in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and California in the United States.
Common names include Guildford grass, onion grass and rosy sandcrocus.
It is a small plant, usually less than 20 cm high, with grass-like leaves. The flowers are pink with a yellow throat and appear in spring.