Romulea requienii

Family: Iridaceae
Local name:
Zafferanetto di Requien
English name:
Romulea requienii
Habitat: moisty lawns

Description: The Romulea requienii is a perennial herbaceous plant, reaching a height between 3 and 10 cm, with a usually pyriform bulb, wrapped by chestnut brown leathery tunic. Higher than the flowers, the leaves are linear and semi cylindrical. Blooming takes place between February and April, with purplish-blue flowers. 

It can be found in Sardinia and Corsica. 


Texts: National Park, with the collaboration of Associazione G.Cesaraccio - ProNatura APS
Pictures: Tommaso Gamboni (Ass.G.Cesaraccio - ProNatura APS)


Bibliographic sources:
Flora dell’Arcipelago di La Maddalena. G. Cesaraccio. Ed. Sorba.

Portale della flora d’Italia.
Acta plantarum.
Altervista botanica.
Flora di Sardegna.