Rush-leaf Sun-orchid

Rush-leaf Sun-orchid
Photographer
Gary Backhouse
Common Name
Rush-leaf Sun-orchid
Scientific Name
Thelymitra juncifolia
Size
45cm
Leaf Description
Solitary, linear, to 20cm x 8mm, hairless, erect, fleshy.
General Description
1-6 large, purple or blue flowers.
Flower Description
1-8 green, grey/blue or blue raceme flowers, to 35mm across. Mauve to light blue cup-shaped column, column arms extended horizontally, tufted with white hairs. Post-anther lobe erect, ending in a yellow glads with a pair of yellow, toothed accessory lobes.
Flower Colour
Purple or blue ith darker spots on the upper sepal and petals
Suburb
St Andrews
Flowering Months
September
October
November
Habitat
Heathy and Grassy Woodlands and Forests and Grassy Wetlands
Date of Last Record
2000-2015