Blunt Greenhood

Blunt Greenhood
Photographer
Nick Bean
Common Name
Blunt Greenhood
Scientific Name
Pterostylis curta
Size
10-30cm
Leaf Description
Ground-hugging rosette of 2-6 stalked dark green oblong leaves 1.5-10cm x 8-30mm, around the base of the stem, margins wavy or flat. 2-3 small stem-clasping leaves.
General Description
Perennial herb rising from round tubers to form large colonies. Central sepal and petals united into a galea (hood) over the column and labellum (lip). Lateral sepals joined at the base, ending in fine points.
Flower Description
Single white and green striped flower, to 35mm across, can be brown towards tip. Galea erect and then curving forward to to a broad tip. Broad petals and lateral sepals erect. Sinus very broad and do not reach above the galea. Oblong brown labellum with twisted tip protruding beyond sinus.
Flower Colour
Translucent white with fine green stripes
Flowering Months
July
August
September
October
November
Habitat
Open forest and woodlands
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Moist to well drained soils. Semi shade to full shade.