Name that flower?

johnboy 9 June 2010 10

Wild flower

Facet has sent in the above with the following note:

I took this photo last spring at Shepherds Lookout in the middle of an old sheep paddock (may never take another landscape after seeing Pommy Bastards magnificent sunset).

Can anyone identify this flower, it looks too attractive to be a native plant, it may be a remnant from an early settlers cottage.

Over to you Rioters.


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Potato Potato 8:50 pm 18 Jun 10

Did you smell them? They sprung up all over the place on the farm I grew up on… my sisters and I used to call them ‘poo flowers’.

facet facet 5:10 pm 09 Jun 10

jessieduck said :

Quick question: are the flowers in the forground a picked bunch or is that how they grow? The single stem in the background is throwing me.

This was another bunch (I don’t usually pick wild flowers) they were everywhere.
Thanks heaps for the identification, I always believed our native flowers more functional than showy.
I have visited a few pioneer settlement sites and have sometimes been amazed to see remnants of flower gardens and very old fruit trees. Always thought they would be too busy having and looking after their 12 plus children.

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 3:48 pm 09 Jun 10

Yes, sweetie?

BOZO BOZO 3:20 pm 09 Jun 10

It’s a native. Wurmbea dioica, previously known as Anguillaria dioica. Early Nancy to all you non botanists

sepi sepi 2:57 pm 09 Jun 10

Native Orchid.

eucy eucy 2:48 pm 09 Jun 10

It looks like a Wurmbea dioica (http://www.anbg.gov.au/photo/apii/name/Wurmbea+dioica). Commonly called the Early Nancy. It’s a native. We have lots of very attractive native plants in Canberra.

jessieduck jessieduck 2:09 pm 09 Jun 10

Quick question: are the flowers in the forground a picked bunch or is that how they grow? The single stem in the background is throwing me.

Wraith Wraith 1:49 pm 09 Jun 10

Purple ringed yellow tipped spotted owl killer, beautiful flower but deadly to feathered creatures.

bagrat bagrat 1:32 pm 09 Jun 10

Early Nancy, but its bloody early. They normaly flower in late winter.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 12:48 pm 09 Jun 10

Gorgeous

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