Romulea rosea var. australis

Romula rosea_Neal Kramer
Photo: Neal Kramer

Synonyms: Romulea rosea

Common names: rosy sandcrocus

Romulea rosea var. australis (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

CDFA Rating: None?


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

Weed Management Notes

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Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

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Other Romulea rosea var. australis Information

  • Bugwood - National database from the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at the University of Georgia.
  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - Distribution map and records of this species in California.
  • EDDMapS - Distribution of this species in North America.
  • Jepson Interchange - Information on this plant's taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Information on identification and distribution, with links to websites in individual states.
  • Additional photos

    Romulea rosea var australis_flowers_copyright2007_NealKramer
    Romulea rosea var australis (rosy sandcrocus) flowers. Photo: &#169 2007 Neal Kramer
    Romulea rosea var australis_fruit(open) with seeds_copyright2010_NealKramer
    Romulea rosea var australis (rosy sandcrocus) fruit (open) with seeds. Photo: &#169 2010 Neal Kramer