Saturday, November 3, 2007

Orchid

This is a Rosy Hyacinth Orchid. I haven't seen any yet but this photo was from January this year, so maybe they are summer bloomers.

5 comments:

Snail said...

The more you look, the more you see! I can recommend some books for the fungi and a handy botanist for the plants. (But I think the latter is about to head off on hols.)

Sherryl said...

The Brisbane Ranges one by the Triggs is pretty good - lots of photos that make it easier to identify.
I also have one somewhere about eucalypts, but it's a bit confusing (for the amateur, that is).
I find it really interesting how many of the things I thought were weeds are actually things like native geraniums. I never knew such plants existed! I did say amateur...

Snail said...

I've had a go at identifying eucalypts but I think I need someone to guide me through the process. I ripped off a small branch from one of the trees at uni and opened my euc book, confident I would be able to identify it. Of course, I couldn't.

It's definitely a skill that takes time to develop.

MyThreeDaughters said...

I have seen one of those I think near Whitfield. I am in Victoria too.
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Sherryl said...

They are quite noticeable because they are so tall. They tend to stick out above everything else (except bracken).
They look a little like the Singapore orchids you can buy in the florist's, only better!

 
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