Tiny Greenhood

Tiny Greenhood
Photographer
Kaye McRae
Common Name
Tiny Greenhood
Scientific Name
Pterostylis parviflora
Size
8-25cm
Leaf Description
1-3 ground-hugging rosettes form on side shoots from the stem. 3-10 stalked egg-shaped grey-green leaves to 20mm x 10mm, with wavy margins. 2-4 closely sheathing stem leaves on wiry stem. Sterile plants have a small rosette.
General Description
Perennial herb rising from round tubers to form loose 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
Up to 12 erect green and white flowers, to 10mm across, with a curved overhanding tip which face the stem. Lateral sepals erect with slightly protruding sinus. The galea has a blunt tip and the rufous or white labellum is not visible.
Flower Colour
White and green striped with green tinges
Flowering Months
March
April
May
June
July
Habitat
Open forest and heathy woodlands
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Well drained and poor soils. Semi shade.