Romulea roseaCommon Name: Guildford Grass

Meaning of name: Romulea is descended from the Latin name Romulus, the first king of Rome. Rosea is from the Latin word roseus, meaning rosy.

Distribution: Occurs throughout the southwest of Western Australia.

Remarks: The fine leaves grow to 40 centimetres tall. The flowers are pink with a yellow centre are produced close to the ground. R. rosea flowers from August to October. It is a native of southern Africa.

References: Western Weeds, A Guide to the Weeds of Western Australia. BMJ Hussey, GJ Keighery, J Dodd, SG Lloyd, RD Cousens. 1997.
Western Australian Plant Names and their Meanings, a Glossary. FA Sharr. 1996.
Flora of the Perth Region. NG Marchant, JR Wheeler, BL Rye, EM Bennett, NS Lander, TD Macfarlane. 1987.