WAXLIP ORCHID FACTS
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The Waxlip Orchid is a terrestrial orchid with star shaped flowers. The flowers are mauve or purple with same sized oval sepals and petals that taper at the tips. The centre of the flower is white. Some plants produce all white flowers, although white flowering plants are quite rare. One or two flowers are produced on a stem about 20 cm to 30 cm tall, with the flower growing to about 4 cm across. Flowering is in late winter and early spring from about July to September. It produces a single lance shaped leaf with hairs, that grows from the base of the plant to about 15 cm long.
heathland, woodland, open forest
Glossodia major is found in south east Queensland, eastern New South Wales, Victoria, south east of South Australia.
|Common Name:||Waxlip Orchid|
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