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It's Hyacinth Time

3 Jan 2018 2:38 PM | Anonymous

Starting before Christmas and extending into the New Year is when our Hyacinth Orchids (Dipodium punctatum) burst into bloom. This leafless terrestrial orchid sends up one or two flower spikes each holding up to 50 deep purplish, hyacinth-like blooms. They appear under eucalypts, on the edge of our road and in grassland.

Our kangaroos are rather partial to Hyacinth Orchids as we sometimes find flowerless stalks that have been eaten off.


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  • 4 Jan 2018 8:10 AM | Alix Goodwin
    They're flowering prolifically in the Lower Blue Mountains at present and I was also fortunate to see them in flower in Boonoo Boonoo and Girraween NP over Christmas.
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