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Wurmbea dioica ssp. dioica|Early Nancy

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Perennial herb with corms and fibrous roots. Male and female flowers on separate plants.
Size (W x H)
5-20cm x 10cm
3 fine grass-like leaves 2-7cm x 0.5-2mm, stem-sheathing.
Flower spike of 2-7 stalkless honey-scented flowers with a purple nectar-secreting gland towards the base of sepals and petals, red or purple anthers on male flowers.
Flower colour
White with a purple band
Flower time
July to October
Growing conditions
Moist well drained soils in open forest and woodland. Full sun, semi shade.
Commonly used for
Plant amongst low herbs in rockeries or under trees. Plants die down after flowering.
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