|Sunshine Diuris or Fragrant Doubletail|
We had completed a walk looking for native plants and orchids in local grasslands. As a reward we were shown the highly endangered Diuris fragrantissima. Only a few native plants survive in the wild now with only 1 known orchid being found in 1992. A group of some 300 plants grown from seed by members of the following groups, ANOS, Parks, DSE, RBG Melbourne, Melbourne University and the Melbourne Zoo have now been re-introduced back to the grasslands of Melbourne.
Thank you Fiona and Katrina for a fun day.
Photographed in Melbourne Grasslands.
Photographed: November 2005
Flowering: Flowering October to November.
Size: Up to 20cm tall, flowers - usually 1 to 6, to 35mm across
Location: Grasslands on fertile volcanic loams.