Sunday, October 2, 2011

Bird Orchid

Common Bird Orchid (Chiloglottis valida) at Lal Lal today
These tiny flowers are easy to miss amongst the twigs and leaves on the ground. To give you some idea of the scale, the flower is about 3cm across, and is only about 5cm tall.


  1. Amazing flower and great shot.

    Have you seen a bee orchid? They grow in the area in Ireland where I lived. They look like an orchid with a bee resting on it - astounding stuff.

  2. ah hah,you've been out to The Land, it must be beautiful at this time of year and esp after all the rain.