Fernkloof Nature Reserve
Romulea flava var. flava
Scientific name - Romulea flava var. flava
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Habitat Sandy and clay soils
Flowering time June - September
Description Plants 10-15cm high; corm has an oblique basal ridge. Leaves 3-4, lower one basal, four-grooved, sometimes minutely hairy, 1-4mm in diameter. Flowers white or yellow, rarely blue or pinkish, with a yellow cup, sometimes scented, tepals oblanceolate.
Many of the species are highly communal, forming brilliant carpets of colour when in flower. The flowers only open on warm sunny days, usually around midday.
After: Romulus, co-founder and first Emperor of Rome. The genus is represented in Italy
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