We have had a week of travelling the wildflower way in Western Australia’s mid north and have had a ball and seen lots of beautiful flowers.
We have seen many traditional and well known wildflowers, but also some tiny and elusive orchids. I love hunting for terrestrial orchids, it feels like a great treasure hunt that is sometimes very rewarding and sometimes very disappointing.
This area of Western Australia is one of the most diverse wildflower areas in the world.
Lets go have a look…
Ant Orchid, Clown Orchid
Dancing spider orchid or antelope orchid, both names are used
common spider orchid
common spider orchid, Caladenia vulgata
Caladenia vulgata, common spider orchids
Daddy Long legs spider orchid,
Caladenia longicauda subsp borealis
Another field of orchids
Primrose Spider Orchid
This shows the size of a primrose orchid
this shows sign of Ruffous orchid
close up of spoonlipped Rufous Greenhead pterostylis spathulata