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Wildflowers and orchids revisited

If wildflowers aren’t your thing then perhaps you should skip today’s entry 🙂

As has become tradition at the weekend, I walked around our part of our property looking for new wildflowers and terrestrial orchids. Last weekend I discovered that the single type of “Diuris” orchid which I thought we had, might actually be two varieties rather than one. Today I sought to answer that question.

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Diuris 1
Diuris (unknown). Previously thought to be, and could still be, Diuris maculata.

Diuris 2
Lemon doubletail (Diuris abbreviata)

So, yes, I believe that we do indeed have at least two distinct types of Diuris around the place.

There are nearly 400 species of Goodenia in Australia so I’m not even going to attempt to pick this one.

Dipodium still erupting
The same Hyacinth orchid (Dipodium punctatum) as last week. It’s still making its way out.

An unknown shrub. Possibly some variety of heath. The flowers are about 2mm across.

Guinea flower
Dilleniaceae. A Guinea Flower looking quite pretty.

One Comment

  1. Susan says:

    It’s such a delight to view your beautiful photographs Gordon.
    A few years ago, I was really surprised to learn how such gorgeous orchids grow in relatively poor soil.
    So pleased to have found your website. I can see there are many posts to discover. Thank you :D)

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