HARE ORCHID FACTS
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Rabbit Orchid, Caladenia menziesii
The Hare Orchid is an attractive small orchid with unusual petals like rabbit ears and is the only member of the Leptoceras genus. The small flowers are white with long narrow red lateral petals that project upwards. The lateral sepals are white, the dorsal sepal and labellum (the central part of the flower) is white with red markings. Flowering is in spring from September to November, especially after fire. The plant grows in large colonies. It develops a single leaf that is about 2 cm wide tapering to a point.
5cm - 30cm
found in areas of temporary wet, along creeks and bodies of water, damp slopes
Leptoceras menziesii is found in south west of Western Australia, Victoria, and south east of South Australia and also Tasmania
|Common Name:||Hare Orchid|