Wurmbea dioica

Common Name:

Early Nancy



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Otway Range, Gippsland Highlands, Snowfields (all grids) all States except NT
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Northern heathlands at the Prom 1

Flower Description:

White 1


Perennial herb to 30 cm high (often less than 10 cm) 1,2

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has 6 petalled flowers with purple anthers. Flowers are borne one above the other on a narrow stalk. There is often a purple band near the base of each petal 1,2


Image: Mary Ellis

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

Flora of Australia NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Meagher, D. and Kohout, M. (2001). “A field guide to Wilsons Promontory”. Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.
2 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria