Plain Sun Orchid (Thelymitra nuda)

Flowers in Spring (Sep - Dec), found in a variety of habitat from open forest to woodland including the mallee.

Widespread and common but shows a lot of variation.  Grows as scattered individuals to loose groups. 

Believed to be pollinated by bees but if not, then the flowers will self pollinate.  Almost all species have flowers that open only on sunny days - hence the name of 'sun' orchid.


Western Leek Orchid (Prasophyllum sp aff occidentale)

Flowers in Spring (Sep - Oct), in Victoria found mainly in woodland of Wimmera, where it grows in deep sand.

Small flowered and sweet fragrance, more common in South Australia.

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


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