COMMON ONION ORCHID FACTS
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Common Onion Orchid
Common Mignonette, Common Leek Orchid
The Common Onion Orchid or Common Leek Orchid is a terrestrial orchid with fairly thick green stem. The flowers are produced in long clusters of very small green or greenish yellow flowers which emerge from the leaf "sheath". The individual flowers are only a few mm in length. The flowering stem grows to about 50 cm tall, sometimes more. The flowering period is in late spring and summer from November to January. The plant produces a single leaf which is wrapped round the stem and grows to about 50 cm to 70 cm long.
50cm - 70cm
woodland, grassland, heathland
Microtis unifolia is found in south east Queensland, eastern New South Wales, Victoria, south west Western Australia and Tasmania. It also grows in New Zealand.
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