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romulea bulbocodium - (L.)Sebast.&Mauri.

Common Name
Family Iridaceae
USDA hardiness 6-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sandy and rocky places near the sea, also in scrub to 1000 metres[90].
Range S. Europe - Spain, Portugal, Bulgaria, to N. Africa.
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Weed Potential No
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Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun
romulea bulbocodium


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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romulea bulbocodium is a CORM growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in) by 0.1 m (0ft 4in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 7. It is in flower in May. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects.
Suitable for: light (sandy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

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Synonyms

Habitats

 East Wall. By. South Wall. By. West Wall. By.

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Root
Edible Uses:

Root. It is said to be eaten by shepherds[183], but no more details are given.

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Medicinal Uses

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None known

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Other Uses

None known

Special Uses

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Cultivation details

Requires a well-drained very sandy soil in full sun[90, 200]. Easily grown in a bulb frame but plants are not very long-lived outdoors in Britain[90]. Plants are fairly hardy, tolerating short periods of temperatures down to about -10°c, or perhaps a bit lower[200]. Plants need to be kept dry in the summer when they are dormant[90, 200]. Very variable in flower colour and size[90]. Individual flowers are short-lived, lasting about 3 days and only opening from midday to early evening[200]. Flowers can be of 2 sizes, the smaller ones being pollen-sterile[90].

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Propagation

Seed - sow the seed in spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Division in late summer when the plants are dormant[200].

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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status

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Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Romulea bulbocodium Corm0.2 6-9  LNDM10 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

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(L.)Sebast.&Mauri.

Botanical References

200

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Hoyam Awad Saeed   Sat Jul 23 06:35:22 2005

What about the chemical constituents ?

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