Banded Greenhood Orchid

Banded Greenhood Orchid 1

When it comes to wildflowers, all Perthites seem to love orchids – even if they can only name a few different types, like Spider Orchids and Donkey Orchids. However there are about 350 different species of orchids in the southwest of Western Australia, and some of them are in flower here in Perth right now.

We went for a walk along the trails in the bushland of Kings Park a few days back, and saw lots of Banded Greenhood (above) in flower. But you have to look carefully because the plant is mainly green and doesn’t stand out much against the background.

Banded Greenhood Orchid 2

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