Pink Fingers

Pink Fingers
Photographer
Lynne hillier
Common Name
Pink Fingers
Scientific Name
Caladenia carnea
Size
8-25cm
Leaf Description
Single narrow sparsely hairy leaf 3-15cm x 1-4mm.
General Description
A common orchid which varies in colour from white to deep pink. Slender erect perennial growing from round tubers, scattered in loose colonies. Stem green or reddish with scattered hairs. Dies down in hot weather.
Flower Description
A very variable species, with 1-5 pink flowers, occasionally white to 30mm across. Perianth segments weakly pointed and projecting forward and dorsal sepal erect. Both labellum and column have deep red bars. 3-lobed Labellum with yellow mid-lobe recurved, 2 rows of cream to yellow calli from base to middle.
Flower Colour
White to deep pink
Suburb
Many
Flowering Months
August
September
October
November
Habitat
A wide varity of forests and woodland habitats.
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Well drained loam soil to moist mountain soil. Full sun, semi shade.