Romulea tetragona

Mary Sue Ittner
Tue, 20 Jan 2004 09:50:57 PST
Dear All,

Romulea tetragona is a South African Romulea that often blooms during our 
wettest dreariest time of year. I often see that it is going to bloom and 
then miss it because it just hasn't gotten warm enough or the sun hasn't 
come out or it was only open when I was not at home. This year we've had 
some sunshine and one cold day I brought it inside and placed it under the 
sky light and it opened rather quickly. I have added Bob's pictures of it 
to the wiki to go with the one from Lauw already there.…
There is a picture of the bud (often all I'd see), a cool one he took 
showing the backside of the flowers and the leaves which make this an easy 
Romulea to identify since I think there is only another species, R. hirta, 
that has leaves like this. And finally those flowers open after spending 
sometime inside.

Mary Sue
Mary Sue Ittner
California's North Coast
Wet mild winters with occasional frost
Dry mild summers

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