Dwarf Greenhood

Dwarf Greenhood
Photographer
Maree Goods
Common Name
Dwarf Greenhood
Scientific Name
Pterostylis nana
Size
5-15cm
Leaf Description
Rosette of 3-10 stalked dull green egg-shaped leaves 5-20mm x 3-10mm, around the base of the stem, margins wavy. 1-2 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 20mm across. A slender erect Galea that curves forwards. Dorsal sepal just exceeding petals, lateral sepals erect and sinus centre incurved and toothed. Erect oblong labellum with brown tip not visible.
Flower Colour
Bright green and white with darker stripes
Flowering Months
June
July
August
September
October
Habitat
Heathy woodland and forests
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Moist well drained soil. Size will vary with moisture levels. Full sun to full shade.