Perching Orchid

When we were in Queens Park in Invercargill on 28 November, Nigel spotted this orchid perched in a tree on the main path. He took some photos as we both thought it looked attractive perched in the mature tree. I assume its one of our native orchids – we’ve seen plants just like this perched on trees when we’ve been bush walking. Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand

There’s way more native orchids than I ever thought. If you’re interested, there’s a great website I found recently. Here’s a link to the INDEX PAGE to their photos.



Text by Liz, photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2018)

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    1. We’re not at the park regularly enough to be likely to see it at the right time. I suspect the flowers would be small and cream and quite insignificant. There’s one type I’ve seen in the bush that is very fragrant however I don’t think its this one.

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      1. I would love to see or smell an orchid in the wild. As I am typing these words, I actually remember that we do have a few species in Colorado, but they are tiny, grow on the ground, and are very rare (Fairy Slippers are pink, our favorite color 😊).

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