Story: Orchids

Swamp orchid

Swamp orchid

A number of orchids thrive in bogs and swamplands, including a few brightly coloured sun orchids. This mauve-flowered Thelymitra was growing in the infertile swamplands of the South Island’s West Coast.

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Ian St George, 'Orchids - Orchids of open scrub and wetland', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2023)

Story by Ian St George, published 24 Sep 2007