Common Early Nancy
Flower stem to 30 cm with male and female flowers on the same or different plants. Some bisexual flowers may also be found within the inflorescence. Spikes of 2-7 starry flowers. Three stem-sheathing leaves at the base.
|Former Scientific Name||
Anguillaria dioica, Wurmbea dioica ssp. dioica
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Harbinger of Spring
Male flowers are white with red to purple anthers. A purple band (nectary) towards the base of the flower distinguishes this species from the taller Burchardia umbellata. Stem-sheathing leaves are fleshy.
Perennial. This species resprouts from an underground tuber following autumn rain.
Tracheophyta (Vascular Plants)
Magnoliopsida (Flowering Plants)
Source: Atlas of Living Australia