Romulea rosea var. australis
Small grasslike introduced plant to 10 cm tall with 5-10 thin tough grooved leaves arising from a fleshy bulbous root (corm). Six bright yellow-throated pink lance-shaped petals, three greenish underneath with a purple stripe.
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Guildford Grass , Guilford Grass
Flowers 2-3 cm in width.
Perennial. Common weed of roadsides, pastures and compressed soils in areas with low competition from other perennial plants. Need a warm temperature to germinate, hence favour bare ground. Has invaded many grasslands. Looks like a grass and behves like an annual, dying back at the end of summer.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia