Romulea bulbocodium, Ixia bulbocodium, Crocus-leaved romulea,
Hebrew: רומוליאה סגלולית, Arabic: الرومولية الزعفرانية

Scientific name:  Romulea bulbocodium (L.) Sebastiani & Mauri
Synonym name:  Ixia bulbocodium L.
Common name:  Crocus-leaved romulea
Hebrew name:   רומוליאה סגלולית
Arabic name:  الرومولية الزعفرانية
Family:  Iridaceae, אירוסיים

פרחים וצמחי בר - דיווחי פריחה
Location: Bnei Zion Nature Reserve (Sharon)

Life form:   Geophyte
Leaves:  Rosette, entire, smooth
Flowers:  Lilach, violet
Flowering Period:   January, February, March
Habitat:  Batha, Phrygana, Humid habitats
Distribution:  Mediterranean Woodlands and Shrublands, Montane vegetation of Mt. Hermon
Chorotype, טיפוס התפוצה:  Mediterranean
Summer shedding:   Ephemeral

Israel, Nature, Travel, Wildflowers
Location: Bnei Zion Nature Reserve (Sharon)


Derivation of the botanical name:
Romulea , named for Romulus, one of the mythical founders of Rome in 753 BCE, son of Mars and Rhea Silvia and twin brother of Remus (together they were abandoned as babies, suckled and raised by a she-wolf); the type species of the genus being common around Rome.
bulbocodium, bulbos, βολβοϛ, bulbous root, bulb; onion; o, connective vowel in botanical Latin; codion, κωδιον, fleece, sheep skin; meaning wooly bulb.
Ixia, Greek ixos, "mistletoe or bird-lime" in reference to the sticky sap.
  • The standard author abbreviation L. is used to indicate Carl Linnaeus (1707 – 1778), a Swedish botanist, physician, and zoologist, the father of modern taxonomy.
  • The standard author abbreviation Sebast. is used to indicate Francesco Antonio Sebastiani (1782 - 1821), an Italian botanist.
  • The standard author abbreviation Mauri is used to indicate Ernesto Mauri (1791 - 1836), an Italian botanist

Vilda blommor i Israel
Location: Bnei Zion Nature Reserve (Sharon)


Romulea bulbocodium,Crocus-leaved romulea, רומוליאה סגלולית
Location: Bnei Zion Nature Reserve (Sharon)


National, Native and other Popular Flowers of Israel
Location: Golan, Nov wetland