Description The Dark Banded Greenhood flowers in winter and spring from June to September. Several flowers are produced on a stem that grows to about 30 cm long. The flowers are reddish purple or reddish brown and banded with paler colour. The species (Latin) name sanguinea means blood-coloured. The leaves are narrow and taper to a point and grow at intervals along the stem. It is similar to the Banded Greenhood (Pterostylis vittata), but has broader sepals. The plant has a rosette of leaves at the base.
Habitat heathland, coastal areas
Distribution Pterostylis sanguinea is found in southern Victoria, southern South Australia and south west of Western Australia. The Atlas of Living Australia lists it as rare in Tasmania.