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27 November 2013

Native ground orchid

ground-orchid Dipodium variegatum - Spotted Hyacinth Orchid
Now that’s a mouth full.
As you walk around the bush land surrounding the Museum you will come across this beautiful native ground orchid sticking up from the ground to a height of around 600mm.
One single stem culminating in a beautifuly opposed group of flowers.
Their quite common and are sometimes found in large groups if the right conditions are present.

The rest of the year the plant lives beneath the ground with no apparent indication that it’s there at all.


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