Plants of the Castlemaine District
Spotted Hyacinth Orchid - native (Dipodium pardalinum)
Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family).
Native of Eastern Australia.
It is a leafless orchid. the stout brown flower stalk appears in summer, and the pale pink spotted flower appear sequentially.
- it is leafless
- the petals are pale pink with darker pink spots
- the labellum has red spots.
Photos 1: Spotted Hyacinth Orchid.
2: Flowers of Rosy Hyacinth Orchid (pink, darker spots, labellum with red stripes) and Spotted Hyacinth Orchid (pale pink with darker spots, labellum with red spots). All: Castlemaine district.