|Pterostylis x ingens - a natural hybrid Greenhood|
This variety of Greenhood is known to occur there. But it has only been seen by me in early November 2007 and late November 2009.
|Side view of Pterostylis x ingens|
Are they flowering very early this year?
Once again, I can only say that you only find these things in flower IF AND WHEN YOU LOOK FOR THEM.
Obviously, that only holds true IF they are actually flowering at the time.
|A front-on view of Pterostylis x ingens|
But the point is that a negative record means little or nothing.
To say I have not seen them flowering this early before could simply mean that I have not looked this early in previous years.
|Pterostylis x ingens - a young flower|
Pt. falcata has been found in 2009 growing close to where these plants are now flowering. Nutans has not been found in this vicinity previously, but it is generally so common that nobody ever queried that as a possible "parent". Well I can say now that today I found two small plants of Pt. nutans growing out in the short grass in a fully open are, along the edge of Tourist Road. A surprising location, but not really a surprise, if you get my point.