Diuris punctata  
Purple Diuris  

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After we parked the car, we walked a bit, we waded through ankle deep water and then had to climb through a barbed wire fence, but it was worth it.  These are lovely orchids to see in the wild.

Also called the Purple Donkey Orchid.


Photographed in the Glen Rowan area.

Details (Vic):

Flowering:  October to November.

Size: Up to 50cm tall, flower 1 to 10 to 50mm across.

Position:  Widespread.  Occurs in grasslands and grassy woodlands on rich heavy sandy loams, which may be wet during winter months.

Endemic, Vulnerable