TALL LEEK ORCHID FACTS
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Tall Leek Orchid
The Tall Leek Orchid is a tall thick-stemmed terrestrial orchid growing to over a metre tall. The flower colour varies from green to brownish to purplish. Flowers are produced in spikes and are clustered close to the stem with up to sixty flowers per spike. The petals and sepals are about 1 cm long. Flowering is in spring from August to November (varies according to region). The leaves grow to over a metre long, and plants get the common name of Leek Orchid from the shape of the leaf which surrounds the stem. The plants grow from underground tubers
grows around temporary swamps, grassland, heathland, scrubland and open forest
Prasophyllum elatum is found in coastal areas around south Australia from south east Queensland, eastern New South Wales, southern Victoria, Tasmania, southern South Australia and south west of Western Australia up to around Shark Bay.
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