Coastal Banded Greenhood

Coastal Banded Greenhood Orchid 1

We noticed this orchid growing in the bushland of Kings Park yesterday. It looks very similar to the Banded Greenhood Orchid that we featured earlier this month – except that the flowers have a brown/maroon colour instead of being mainly green.

It is a Coastal Banded Greenhood Orchid (Pterostylis sanguinea), which grows along the West Australian coast from about Geraldton to Albany. These orchids reportedly flower from June-Sept, though we have only seen them in the winter. They are not as common as the Banded Greenhood.

Coastal Banded Greenhood Orchid 2

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