Romulea sabulosa is a striking ornamental flowering geophyte belonging to the Iridaceae family and growing near Nieuwoudtville and the Cedarberg. Triggered in habitat by the winter rain, it sprouts from the corm and flowers in late winter and spring. It has a globose corm and several cylindrical, grooved leaves from ground level. The bell-shaped flower has a red outer corolla with broadly tapering tepals that have recurving points and a light yellow cup, tinged with green. There is a black blotch on each tepal inside the cup and two bright yellow lines at the base of it. The stamens are erect in the centre (The Pacific Bulb Society).