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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