Wallflower Orchid

Wallflower Orchid
Photographer
Lynne hillier
Common Name
Wallflower Orchid
Scientific Name
Diuris orientis
Size
45cm
Leaf Description
Tuft of 2-3 narrow, channelled leaves 25cm x 12mm, erect or lax.
General Description
To 45cm tall with 1-8 yellow flowers with brown-red or pinkish tones, sometimes entirely yellow. Flowers are held on erect stems with a clump of 2-3 channelled linear leaves. Widespread species that can hybridise.
Flower Description
1-8 yellow flowers with brownish-red to pink tones, or all yellow, to 50mm across. Dosal sepals broad and ovate with parallel green to brown lateral sepals. Labellum lobes broad and mid-lobel keeled with a notched tip. A single raised ridge down the centre of labellum.
Flower Colour
Yellow, suffused with reddish-brown or pink. Rarely all yellow.
Flowering Months
September
October
November
Habitat
Damp Sands Herb-rich Woodland, Herb-rich Foothill Forest, Valley Heathy Forest, Grassy Dry Forest, Grassy Woodland, Heathy Woodland, Valley Grassy Forest, Swampy Woodland
Date of Last Record
2000-2015
Growing Conditions
Well drained to dry soils. Semi shade.