Nodding Greenhood

Nodding Greenhood
Photographer
Meg Cullen
Common Name
Nodding Greenhood
Scientific Name
Pterostylis nutans
Size
10-30cm
Leaf Description
Ground-hugging rosette of 3-6 stalked dark green egg-shaped leaves 20-90mm x 10-20mm, around the base of the stem, margins wavy. 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 flower translucent and green striped, sometimes galea apex red-brownish, to 20mm across. Galea leaning forwards or downwards at the inflated base, apex narrow and acute. Dorsal sepal often recorved, lateral sepals rough crossing galea near the apex. Sinus rounded and making a variable angle from side V-shape from from. Labellum ovate or lanceolate.
Flower Colour
Translucent green with darker stripes
Flowering Months
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Habitat
Open and wet forests
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Moist rich soils in. Semi shade to full shade.