It’s fantastic to see the Nodding Greenhoods emerging again. This was the first species of Australian Native Orchid I had ever seen. When we first moved in they were flowering, in large patches right across our property.
Hopefully they will do the same this year, but so far we have a few scattered along the front fence, a few more along the walking track and others scattered among the trees in the grassy clearing that the kangaroos love to frequent. I’m hoping they don’t get eaten.
Last winter, the Nodding Greenhoods appeared to have flowers on long graceful stems. The current crop is on very short stems. I’m not sure if this is meaningful or if the stems continue to grow as the flowering season goes on. I guess I will find out.
The botanical name for Nodding Greenhoods is Pterostylis nutans R. Br.
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