Plants of the Castlemaine District
Waxlip Orchid - native (Glossodia major)
Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family).
Native of Eastern Australia.
It is a very common and widespread orchid.
It is easily recognised:
- it is usually abundant
- it has large purplish flowers
- the labellum is white and purple, resulting in a conspicuous white patch in the centre of the flower
- it flowers in spring
- it has a single leaf at the base of the plant.
Photos: Waxlip Orchids. 1: Heathcote. 2: Barkly. 3: Kalimna. 4: Eureka.