Romulea rosea var. australis (Ewart) Vos


J. S. African Bot. Suppl. 9: 254 (1972) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Naturalised

Leaves 1.0–2.5 mm diam., usually spreading, rhomboidal to cross-shaped in section, with wide grooves. Scape 3­–8 cm long. Flowers 15–25 mm long; perianth tube 2.0–3.5 mm long, yellow; lobes up to 4 mm wide, pale to bright pink, sometimes white, outer surface yellowish-green or with dark longitudinal stripes. Stamens 7–9 mm long; stigmas not overtopping anthers. Flowers Aug.–Oct.

*CVU, *DunT, *EGU, *GipP, *Glep, *Gold, *GGr, *HNF, *HSF, *MuM, *NIS, *OtP, *VRiv, *VVP, *WaP, *Wim. A common weed of native grassland, grassy woodland, open heath, pastures, lawns, and roadsides.

Corms are known to be eaten by native birds including Corellas and Rosellas.

Source: Conn, B.J. (1994). Iridaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 2, Ferns and Allied Plants, Conifers and Monocotyledons. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Andre Messina, 2014-11-11
Distribution map
life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Lilianae
order Asparagales
family Iridaceae
genus Romulea
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Romulea rosea var. australis in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Romulea rosea var. australis in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Murray Mallee present naturalised
Wimmera present naturalised
Glenelg Plain present naturalised
Victorian Volcanic Plain present naturalised
Victorian Riverina present naturalised
Gippsland Plain present naturalised
Otway Plain present naturalised
Warrnambool Plain present naturalised
Goldfields present naturalised
Central Victorian Uplands present naturalised
Greater Grampians present introduced
Dundas Tablelands present naturalised
Northern Inland Slopes present naturalised
East Gippsland Uplands present introduced
Highlands-Southern Fall present naturalised
Highlands-Northern Fall present naturalised

State distribution

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Western Australia
South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory