Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family).
Native of south-eastern Australia.
It is an impressive orchid.
Rare. Recorded for Taradale. Often a grassland plant.
Thelymitras have three sepals and three petals, which look alike, so that the orchid is apparently 6-petalled. Sun Orchids typically only open in sunshine.
Thelymitra from Thelys = female; mitra = hat, referring to the hooded column of some species.