Story: Orchids

Greenhood orchid

Greenhood orchid

A number of greenhood orchids (Pterostylis species) flourish on forest floors. The largest are conspicuous in spring and early summer, when they produce a hooded flower. The flowers are mostly green, but may have pink and white markings. Pictured here is Pterostylis trullifolia, a small, winter-flowering greenhood.

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Ian St George, 'Orchids - Forest orchids', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Ian St George, published 24 Sep 2007