|Name:||Arachnorchis venusta||Common Name:||Graceful Spider Orchid|
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|The first year we found only a few venusta and
weren't we happy! The next year we found over 50 in various locations.
Too much excitement!!
Photographed in the Anglesea Heathlands.
Flowering: Flowering September - November, mainly October. Best after a fire.
Size: Up to 60cm tall, flowers - usually 1or 2, to 120mm across
Position: Mainly in coastal areas, but also in the Grampians. Found in Woodlands, heathy woodlands and open forests, sandy soils.