Description The Bird Orchid is an unusual Greenhood orchid from Western Australia. When viewed from the side, the flower resembles a bird with long pointed bill. The flower is green and white, with a bit of a tiled pattern. The dorsal sepal and petals are joined together forming the hood or "head" of the bird, and the lateral sepals point downwards forming the "legs". the labellum has a growth like hair protruding. Flowers are borne on the end of a stem about 30 cm tall with usually a single flower per stem. flowering is around August.
Habitat partial shady areas such as open woodland, open forest ?
Distribution Pterostylis barbata is found in the south west of Western Australia in the corner from around Perth to around Albany