Long-leaf Early Nancy
Female, New Flowers, above
Adelaide Hills
Long-leaf Early Nancy
Female, Flowers, fully open
 
                      
Long-leaf Early Nancy (Wurmbea dioica ssp dioica)Class: Plants (Plantae) - Land Plants (Charophyta) - Land Plants (Equisetopsida) - Other Small Plants
Order: Lilies (Liliales)
Family: Spikelily and Allies (Colchicaceae)
Species: Long-leaf Early Nancy (Wurmbea dioica ssp dioica)
This Photo:     Female, New Flowers, profile
Other name: Early Star-lily

General Species Information:
Found in the Adelaide Hills and possibly 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.

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This species is an Australian Native Species, not listed in the SA Murray Mallee Survey of 2010.