Prasophyllum retroflexum     T
Congested Leek Orchid Full Plant       Habitat

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Photographed in the Nunniong area on 6 December 2015.

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Full Plant

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An endangered species growing in subalpine plain locations.  Here we see the effects of feral horses which help to keep the vegetation quite short.  Cattle are also allowed to graze this area in the summer months, around one month after plants flower.  A small area where the orchids are most concentrated is proposed to be fenced in the near future.

This year the area was hit with unseasonal frosts which had a detrimental effect on orchid flowering a few days before our visit.

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