Scented Leek Orchid (Prasophyllum odoratum)

Flowers in Spring (Oct - Nov), favours well drained soils in woodland with grassy tussocks.

This orchid can be varied, depending on location.  It has a slight perfume. The photo ruler indicates the height of this particular plant - a total of 11 inches (28cm).  The flowering is often stimulated by previous summer wildfires.

Bees and wasps are reported to be main pollinators of this genus although syrphiid flies are also frequent visitors.


Mountain Stegostyla (Stegostyla alpina - formerly Caladenia alpina)

Flowers in Spring/Summer (Nov - Jan), grows in alpine and sub-alpine regions with clay loam soil.

This flower has relatively broad petals and sepals; the leaves are fairly wide and fleshy.  The photo ruler indicates the height of this particular plant - a total of 4.5 inches (11cm).

Pollination of the Stegostyla species has been studied very little but it is thought that smaller ones are pollinated by bees.


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