There was a purple haze, (not the Hendrix sort), along the Longford Rd yesterday.
The Purple Diuris Orchid, once abundant and widespread in Victoria is now considered threatened. This location has produced some good results this year.
|Purple diuris #1|
|Purple diuris #2|
This colony is very close to a busy main road and the plants were competing with tall and dense native and exotic grasses, yet they seemed to be coping well.
|There were even a few small plants of the white form.|
Dotted among the diuris there were Onion Orchids and some plain blue Sun Orchids just managing to flower.