Single erect hollow leaf 10-32cm long, sheathing flower stem.
To 50cm high. 10-80 tiny green flowers, in a dense spike, are on the end of large ovaries. The labellum tip is heart shaped to triangular, small recurved blunt or pointed tip, the margins entire or wavy. Flower spike is sheathed by a hollow onion-like leaf to 32cm long and each flower spike emerges well below the tip. Common and widespread forming large colonies and colonising lawns and disturbed areas.
Dense spike of 10-80 tiny green flowers, to 3mm across. Spreading sepals and petals, dorsal sepal hooded and lateral sepals curled back. Labellum ovate to heart-shaped with 2 ofter fused calli near the base.
Widespread in moist areas and bogs
Date of Last Record
Moist to winter wet soils in low-lying areas. Semi shade. Fires stimulate mass flowering.