Sunday, December 14, 2008

Wild Orchids



There are a lot of species of native orchids that grow wild in my area. Here's a snapshot of what's been growing around my house this year.


Dipodium punctatum
Hyacinth Orchid

FLOWERING: November-February



Caleana major
Flying Duck-orchid, Large Duck-orchid
FLOWERING: Semptember-January



Thelymitra ixiodes
Dotted Sun-orchid
FLOWERING: August-October


Petalochilus catenatus (formerly Caladenia catenata)
White Finger, White Caladenia
FLOWERING: May-August

12 comments:

kayleen said...

What beautiful orchids. Thanks for sharing.

guild-rez said...

Beautiful orchids pictures.
Great pictures.

bintang said...

Orchid is the most elegant flower..
Thanks for sharing this photo and it's name.

Oops..my Today's Flower is not on Blogger nor Open ID..
So I just leave my link here

Natural Moments said...

They are all so unique and different for being in the same family. Its wonderful that you can see them all near your home.

Norm said...

nice capture of these beautiful orchids, the colors are unique and so pretty..

fishing guy said...

Lilly: I kept saying I'm going to say that one was best but they were all just great.

Arija said...

Old Sherlock Holmes at work again. Your Dipodium punktatum looks suspiciously like an orchid I have had at the bottom of my gaarden on Mt.Lofty, which is parasitic on Stringy Bark, so I assume you have Stringies around you?
Lovely Orchids, I too love our great selection of native species.

The Good Life in Virginia said...

love that first tiger looking orchid...gorgeous colors...
have a happy week.

Raven said...

Beautiful orchids and you are so lucky to have them around you.

Judy said...

That second orchid is really unusual!
Thanks for sharing!

Tabib said...

Beautiful orchids variety.
Happy holiday!

Tammie Lee said...

I thought I would stop in and take a look at one of your other blogs, I am so glad I did. I love wild orchids, we have some here as well, but alas it is winter. So now it is snowflake and ice crystal season.