Thelymitra x macmillanii - Crimson Sun Orchid
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|It was mid-morning and warming up fast; the Sun orchids
should be fully open. We headed off to the spot we wanted to search,
but our friends wanted to look at the other side of the road first.
We agreed and the search began. Sunnies were soon seen and after
about an hour we were alerted to the crimsons nearby by Mischa.
We never bothered about the other side after that.
Photographed near Stawell, Victoria.
Flowering: Flowering September - November, mainly between September and October.
Size: Up to 30cm tall, flowers - usually 1to 5, to 35mm across
Position: Widespread, mainly western Victoria, Grampians area.