Herb latin name: Romulea bulbocodium
Family: Iridaceae (Iris Family)
Edible parts of Romulea bulbocodium:Root. It is said to be eaten by shepherds, but no more details are given.
Description of the plant:
Habitat of the herb:Sandy and rocky places near the sea, also in scrub to 1000 metres.
Propagation of Romulea bulbocodium: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.
Cultivation of the herb:Sandy and rocky places near the sea, also in scrub to 1000 metres.
Medicinal use of Romulea bulbocodium:None known
Known hazards of Romulea bulbocodium:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.