2 Sep 2013

Leopard orchid


 
Jemimah and I were entranced by this tiny yellow native orchid during our wander through The Basin Picnic Area near St Arnaud today. I think it's a Leopard Orchid, Diuris pardina, but if you know better, please do let us know.
 
I can't believe how close we were to missing it just because we were lazy. I'd caught the flash of yellow, but I figured that it was a scraggly wattle or the much more common Gorse Bitter Pea, Daviesia ulicifolia, and I almost didn't go over to have a look. I'm so glad we did.
 
Last time we were at The Basin for nature study, Jemimah was 6 years old. You can see how cute she was here, if you want.

3 comments:

  1. Stunning, Jeanne. Our state flower is the pink lady slipper...and I've never seen one. Did you draw it?

    Thinking about you lately...and what a gift it was to have you here...miss you and Jemimah!

    From joy to joy,
    Nancy

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  2. Beautiful flower and beautiful girl too! I am always envious of your nature walks. I need to add them in to our homeschool

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  3. Gorgeous!!! :) Glad you took a closer look AND shared it with us!
    Amy

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