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Dark and misty woodland

The woodland is still soaking wet from the storm a few days ago and thus looks very dark – and misty.

The small tree or shrub in the left-hand-side foreground is a Dogwood (Jacksonia scoparia). It’s a member of the pea family (Fabaceae) and is full of small yellow flowers in the late Spring.

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.