Early Nancy
Fruit
Adelaide Hills
Early Nancy
Female, Leaf lengths
 
    
Early Nancy (Wurmbea dioica ssp dioica)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Other Small Plants
Order: Liliales
Family: Colchicaceae
Species: Early Nancy (Wurmbea dioica ssp dioica)
This Photo:     Female, whole

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills, and elsewhere
Notice the 3 leaves; all 3 with significant length past the point where the leaves narrow.
In the "Whole" photo you can see the upper leaf is quite long compared with ssp brevifolia above.
As it turns out the purple patterns are not diagnostic in that the flowers can be totally white. We've not seen this, but variations in thickness, colour and purpled edged petals are all variable within the species.

Copyright © 2016- Brett & Marie Smith. All Rights Reserved. Photographed 22-Sep-2016
This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.