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Pterostylis barbata Lindl.` or `Bird Orchid` is endemic to the southwest of Western Australia. This orchid was found in the Serpentine Forest in Western Australia. Pterostylis barbata is a perennial herb that grows to 30cm, it was first described by John Lindley from collections made by James Drummond and Georgiana Molloy of the Swan River Colony in Western Australia. info

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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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  • rodsfotos
    rodsfotosover 3 years ago

    I’ve never seen or even heard of these but so easy to appreciate why they are known as a bird orchid, well captured too,
    Regards, Rod.

  • This was the first year I have seen them too Rod. Thanks for commenting

    – kalaryder

  • captivate
    captivateover 3 years ago

    Very delicate stage in the flowering process – a beautiful shot!

  • Thank you very much

    – kalaryder

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 3 years ago

  • AnnDixon
    AnnDixonover 3 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL work,

  • Lozzar Flowers & Art
    Lozzar Flowers...over 3 years ago

    Very similar to our greenhood, a great find and capture.

  • They belong to the Greenhood family, but this is the first of these I have seen, Most excited I was :)

    – kalaryder

  • Agnes McGuinness
    Agnes McGuinnessover 3 years ago

    This really caught my eye. Great capture, Mik. x

  • Thank you Agnes

    – kalaryder

  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentover 3 years ago

    Animal vegetable or mineral? How different is this? super shot Mik!

  • Thanks Adrian, I was so pleased to find this, the first one ever for me :)

    – kalaryder

  • Qnita
    Qnitaover 3 years ago

  • Trish Meyer
    Trish Meyerover 3 years ago

    Beautifully captured !

  • Thank you Trish

    – kalaryder

  • Adrian Kent
    Adrian Kentover 3 years ago

  • Terrific Adrian, thank you so much for the feature, very much appreciated

    – kalaryder

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