Romulea rosea var. australis

Romula rosea_Neal Kramer
Photo by 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

Cal-IPC Assessment

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

Weed Management Notes

No Weed RIC Management Notes are available for this species. Check for information on other species in the genus on the Weed RIC site.

Cal-IPC Newsletter Articles

Cal-IPC Symposium Presentations

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Other Romulea rosea var. australis Information

  • CalPhotos - Images of plants taken mostly in California.
  • Calflora - See the distribution of this species on Calflora's map of California.
  • Jepson Online Interchange for California Flora - Information on taxonomy, biology, and distribution from UC Berkeley's Jepson Herbarium.
  • USDA PLANTS Database - Federal database with information on identification and distribution, and links to websites in individual states.
  • Bugwood - National database from the Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health at the University of Georgia.
  • EDDMapS - North American distribution based on Early Detection and Distribution Mapping System.