Yesterday we enjoyed the excitement of sharing some of our natural orchids with some enthusiasts from the Gold Coast.
Teresa Clifford from the Stanthorpe & Granite Belt Rare Wildflower Consortium introduced us and I thank Brad & Clare for the beautiful pictures below.
We are very lucky to have such natural treasures on our 300 acre property here at Earth & Soul.
We have a rough common knowledge of our little treasures, so it was good to get some more scientific identification and put a name to a face (so to speak).
The Dipodium Hamiltonianium is commonly referred to as a Yellow Hyacinth. This little fellow is quite rare. This is the second one we have found on the property and this is the second year in a row that we have had an appearance.
The Dipodium Roseum is commonly known as the Pink Hyacinth.
The Dipodium Punctatum is commonly known as a blotched hyacinth.
Calochilus therophilus is commonly known as the late beard orchid.
It's like a Christmas present, isn't it.
Have a merry Christmas.
See you in the New Year.
Regards... Mark & Donna
Author - Mark Carter
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