Thelymitra crinita or Blue Lady Orchid – found in the bushland in Spring. One of the sun orchids, it will not open on cloudy days. It can grow to 70 cms tall, has a single, broadly oval shaped leaf, 5 to18 cm long and 2 to 4 cms across and flowers are arranged in a tall spike. Each flower has petals and sepals which are similar shape and a yellow tipped column crest. Spring Blooming. (information from Orchids of the South West- Dept Environ. & Conservation booklet).

These orchids found on the roadside on the way to Serpentine Dam in SW Western Australia.


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I live in beautiful Western Australia, where we are lucky to a wonderful diversity of wildflowers, many of which appear in my portfolio.

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  • Rosie Appleton
    Rosie Appletonover 4 years ago

    How pretty :-)

  • Thank you, they are

    – kalaryder

  • georgieboy98
    georgieboy98over 4 years ago

    Very nice Mik. Amazing what is just lying around in the bush isn’t it? Reminds me I got a shot of some of these when we were in Bridgetown a couple of weeks ago. Take care. Peter

  • I was pleased to see these open as only buds had presented themselves to me this year. I have been finding quite a few different plants this year, the problem has been naming them :)

    – kalaryder

  • Lozzar Flowers & Art
    Lozzar Flowers...over 4 years ago

    Great capture of these native beauties!!

  • Thanks Lorraine, I was really pleased to find them open

    – kalaryder

  • SharonD
    SharonDover 4 years ago

    Lovely photo and DOF Kala.

  • Thank you kindly Sharon

    – kalaryder

  • sassyskink
    sassyskinkover 4 years ago

    very nice indeed!

  • Thanks Steve

    – kalaryder

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 4 years ago


  • Thank you KIm

    – kalaryder

  • Daniela Cifarelli
    Daniela Cifarelliover 4 years ago

    Fantastic! GREAT DOF and marvellous contrast between the foregroud and the background colours! LOVE IT! ;-) Luv, DANIELA

  • Thank you very much for your comment

    – kalaryder

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 4 years ago

    A lovely roadside find.

  • Thank you, it was great to find

    – kalaryder

  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentover 4 years ago

    Its beautiful, looks like it was cut from blue paper!

  • Thanks Adrian, I was so pleased to find this

    – kalaryder

  • annimoonsong
    annimoonsongover 4 years ago

    OMG, I know I am in heaven here on earth when this kind of flower shows up. I wish I could walk along with you and experience these with you… The photography is the next best thing, thank you thank you angel!

  • Oh I so love your comments, thank you. We are most fortunate here in Western Australia, with wonderful array of spring flowers.

    – kalaryder

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