Romulea rosea

Romula rosea_Neal Kramer
Photo by Neal Kramer

Common names: rosy sandcrocus

Romulea rosea (rosy sandcrocus) is a perennial herb/ (family Iridaceae) with pink flowers and long narrow leaves (grasslike) found in the San Francisco Bay area, Sacramento Valley and north and central coast ranges of California. It is native to southern Africa. It favors grasslands, woodlands and dunes. It spreads via corms that build up in the soil locally and may also be propagated by seed. Means of dispersal include animals and machinery.

Cal-IPC Rating: Watch

Cal-IPC Assessment

Plant Risk Assessment - An evaluation of the potential for a plant to be invasive in California.

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

None for this species.

Other Romulea rosea Information

  • CalFlora - Distribution information based on submitted observations and herbarium specimens.
  • Bugwood - National database from the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at the University of Georgia.