Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Big Botanical Day Out

Yesterday, I joined a group of botanists and botanical artists to go and find wild orchids.  Our destinations were the cemeteries at Penrose and Tallong, two villages in the Southern Highlands.  Though not all of them orchids, here is what we found.

Melaleuca sp.

Purple Fringed Iris

Match Heads

Pea Flower

Diuris sulphurea aka Tiger Donkey Orchid

Hybanthus sp.

Thelymitra ixiodes aka Spotted Sun Orchid

Diuris punctata aka Purple Diuris, found at Penrose

Diuris punctata, found at Tallong


  1. Hi Vicki
    Sorry I didn't check your blog earlier.
    Nice photos.
    I was happy that you came along with us.
    Its good to be out and about with plant enthusiasts and artists.