Romulea sabulosa is an ornamental, flowering geophyte in the Iridaceae family. It has a globose corm from which several cylindrical, grooved leaves grow at ground level.
Triggered by the winter rain of its distribution, the annual above-ground parts sprouts from the perennial corm, flowering in late winter and spring. The bell-shaped flower has broad tepals with red-brown tips curving out and a multicoloured cup in the centre. There is a black blotch on each tepal below its middle, surrounded by greenish yellow and two bright yellow lines at the base. The stamens are erect in the centre.
The species distribution is near Nieuwoudtville and the Cederberg (www.pacificbulbsociety.org).