Romulea rosea   Guildford Grass

Romulea rosea

This is an alien from the South African Cape area and is a well established weed in Western Australia. There were many plants growing in rough ground at the edge of a well used path showing how well it has adapted to the very similar Western Australian climate. Romulea rosea can reproduce by seed or vegetatively through cormlets and as the leaves normally lie very flat to the ground it isn't easily disturbed by mowers or suchlike. This is most probably var australis as it has a yellow centre and a white band. It is also known as Oniongrass and Rosy Sandcrocus.


Next to path by Canning River, Rossmoyne Near Perth 17th August 2007

Added on 29th February 2012

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