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Common Donkey Orchid
Wallflower donkey orchid, Wallflower orchid, Diuris orientis
The Common Donkey Orchid is a tuberous ground growing orchid. It has yellow petals, with orange or reddish brown on the labellum and dorsal sepal. The large yellow lateral petals stick up like ears. The lateral sepals are narrow and greenish. The flowers are about 2.5 cm across and grow in clusters of about half a dozen individual flowers. Flowering is spring from August to October. It has two or three narrow grass like leaves growing to about 20 cm long. The leaves are folded along their length into a channel shape. This species is also known as Diuris orientis.
grassland, heath, woodland, open forest, sand plains
Diuris corymbosa is found in south western parts of Western Australia from Geraldton to Esperance, eastern New South Wales, southern Victoria, south east of South Australia and northern Tasmania.
Height: 20cm - 30cm
|Common Name:||Common Donkey Orchid|
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