I have to share these.
These are three awesome ground orchids found growing in the national park behind my mothers place.
None of which have been seen in our area for a very long time.
All three were found in a very small area. Not all of the orchids were flowering but there were thousands of them that have shot up their leaves.
They are a deciduous plant that lives below the ground over the hotter months, that will send leaves above ground over the cooler months and when the conditions are right will send up flowers.
The first one is a
Helmet Orchid Corybus barbarae
Mosquito Orchid Acianthus fornicatus
Nodding Greenhood Pterostylis nutans
Hope you enjoy