If wildflowers aren’t your thing then perhaps you should skip today’s entry :-)

As has become tradition at the weekend, I walked around our part of our property looking for new wildflowers and terrestrial orchids. Last weekend I discovered that the single type of Diuris” orchid which I thought we had, might actually be two varieties rather than one. Today I sought to answer that question.

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Diuris 1 Diuris (unknown). Previously thought to be, and could still be, Diuris maculata.

Diuris 2 Lemon doubletail (Diuris abbreviata)

So, yes, I believe that we do indeed have at least two distinct types of Diuris around the place.

Goodenia There are nearly 400 species of Goodenia in Australia so I’m not even going to attempt to pick this one.

Dipodium still erupting The same Hyacinth orchid (Dipodium punctatum) as last week. It’s still making its way out.

Unknown An unknown shrub. Possibly some variety of heath. The flowers are about 2mm across.

Guinea flower Dilleniaceae. A Guinea Flower looking quite pretty.

October 30, 2004 flora podcast

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