Banded Greenhood Orchid

Greenhood Orchid 1

We saw our first orchids for this year, growing beside the bushland walking trails in Kings Park.

Greenhood Orchid 2

They are Banded Greenhood Orchids (Pterostylis vittata), which have a reported flowering season of May-Sept, though we have only ever seen them in Jun-July. They grow in undergrowth beneath the trees and are easily overlooked, since they are mainly green.

Greenhood Orchid 3

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