Romulea Maratti

4 species naturalized Aust.; all states and territories except NT

Romulea rosea (L.) Eckl.australis (Ewart) M.P.deVos.

Erect perennial with corms. Leaves narrow-linear, up to 25 cm long and 3 mm wide. Flowers solitary, surrounded by 2 scarious spathes. Perianth segments pink, subequal, connate basally into a tube. Anthers coherent around the style. Stylar branches filiform, 2-fid. Fruit a membranous capsule with numerous seeds. Widespread. Grasslands and waste places. Introd. from S. Africa. Fl. spring–summer. Onion Grass