Early Nancy

Family: Colchicaceae
Genus: Wurmbea
Species: dioica
Main Flower Colour: White

Description

Early Nancy announces that spring has arrived on the NSW southern tablelands. A perennial forb to 30cm tall. Leaves alternating up the stem, sometimes the lower two at the base of the plant, with a sheath at the base. Leaves 10-35cm long, 0.2-10mm wide, threadlike or linear to flat, hairless, tapering to a long threadlike point. Male and female flowers often on separate plants, or male, female, and bisexual flowers on the one plant. Flowers slightly scented, with 6 'petals', white with a purple band or a purple centre, or greenish or yellowish with a purple or greenish band. Flowers in racemes of 1-11 flowers at the tops of the flowering stems.

Flowering start in September and ends in November.

Identification

The main flower colour is white.

References

http://bie.ala.org.au/species/WURMBEA+DIOICA+SUBSP.+DIOICA#

Created: 03 Oct 2014 - Member - John and Val
Updated: 19 Dec 2014 - Member - John and Val

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Location

Bio Regions

SEH - South Eastern Highlands

Specifics

Canberra

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