Description The Scarlet Greenhood is a ground orchid endemic to eastern Australia. The flower is white and greenish, or white and reddish. The lateral sepals have long slender points that are held upright on either side of the hood. The dorsal sepal and the lateral petals are fused together forming the hood. The foliage is a rosette of up to five leaves that grow to 3cm long around the stem. Flowering is in summer from December to April.
Habitat grassy areas in eucalypt woodland
Distribution Pterostylis coccina is found in eastern New South Wales, and less commonly in Victoria where it is listed as vulnerable.