Trim Greenhood

Trim Greenhood
Photographer
Lynne hillier
Common Name
Trim Greenhood
Scientific Name
Pterostylis concinna
Size
8-25cm
Leaf Description
Ground-hugging rosette of 3-6 stalked dark green egg-shaped leaves 10-30mm x 6-15mm, around the base of the stem, margins wavy or smooth. 2 small stem-clasping leaves on slender brown stem.
General Description
Perennial herb rising from round tubers to form huge 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 white and green striped flower to 15mm across, can be brown towards tip and on the sinus. Galea erect and then curving forward ending in a short point. Brown labellum oblong deeply V-notched and just visible above the sinus.
Flower Colour
Translucent white with dark green stripes, tinged brown at tips
Flowering Months
May
June
July
August
September
October
Habitat
Open Forests
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Moist well drained soil. Full sun to full shade.