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Christmas orchids

It’s that time of the year when our Dipodium sp. indigenous terrestrial orchids begin to flower around the paddocks in the vicinity of eucalypts. The orchids pushed their way through the soil up to a month previously to appear as purple or green leafless, ‘asparagus’-like stalks. They take their time to flower after that.

Those in the photograph are possibly ‘Dipodium atropurpureum‘. I’ll get a better look at it after more flowers mature.

2 Comments

  1. Judith says:

    Aha. I lost you for a couple of months, with the new address. But finally the right combination of search words turned this up.
    Glad to see you are still at it, and taking fine photographs.

  2. Judith says:

    Hope you are doing OK in the heat. My geography of NSw is rather vague, but the news is also.

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