Romulea bulbocodium

Phylum: Magnoliophyta - Class: Equisetopsida - Order: Asparagales - Family: Iridaceae

Romulea bulbocodium

This pretty flower, which looks very like a crocus, is a member of the Iris (Iridaceae) family and its flowers vary from almost white (above) to lilac. It flowers from February to May and is more common in the western Mediterranean region, where is can form dense colonies.

Closeup of Romulea bulbocodium

These specimens were photographed in the Algarve, Portugal, in April.

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