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Pink Romulea A herbaceous perennial native to areas of South Africa. <br />
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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.<br />
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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.  Asparagales,Australia,Flora,Geotagged,Guildford Grass,Iridaceae,Macro,Onion Grass,Romulea rosea,Rosy Sand Crocus,Spring,botany,new south wales,pink flower,plant Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Pink Romulea

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.

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  1. A weed yet a pretty weed! Posted 6 days ago

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''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.

Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
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By Ruth Spigelman

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Uploaded Nov 7, 2019. Captured Sep 28, 2019 12:19 in Nesca Park, 3 Greenslope St, Bar Beach NSW 2300, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/11.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO250
  • 100mm