I haven’t had time to identify any further Sun Orchids species I photographed over the past week, but as I already know Rabbit Ears, and it is a Sun Orchid, I thought I would share a photograph of one. I took this photograph on 19 October with a Macro lens.
Rabbit Ears orchids are named for the two brown ‘antennae’ which resemble the ears of a rabbit. A longer post appears on the A – Z Species list.
Over the past month or so I have noticed only five Rabbit Ears orchids, so while they are here, they aren’t plentiful. Recalling last year’s blooms, I think they lasted a lot longer than the ones I saw this year. I’m not sure if this has to do with the drier weather, or if it has something to do with a Swamp Wallaby I have surprised in the vicinity of the flowers more than once. With a bit of luck the flowers were able to produce seed before they were eaten.
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Oh, so pretty! I wonder if you do get seeds and propagate them more in nearby location?