They are slower to start up here in the Southern Highlands.
|a dark form of Hyacinth Orchid, possibly Dipodium punctatum|
|A paler Hyacinth Orchid - probably Dipodium roseum|
|Small Tongue Orchid - Cryptostylis leptochila|
|Close-up of column of Cryptostylis leptochila|
|Kirsten going for close-up shots|
|Lena asking "are you guys finished yet?"|
|Dragonfly - black and gold. Photo not good enough for ID purposes|
With my hip still in recovery stage,
I am not going to get "down and dirty" just yet,
to photograph these tiny flowers up close.
The link below takes you to a post from last January,
when I was able to get close-up readily enough.
|Tiny cherry-red Midge Orchid Corunastylis densa|
But I have this theory that that the "late flowering" Orchids need to flower earlier up here in the Highlands, in order to get their seeds ripe before the cold and/or wet season takes control.
On the Shoalhaven coast, these plants (as a group) generally flower much later than here - some as late as mid April.