Plants of the Castlemaine District.
Scented Sun Orchid - native (Thelymitra megcalyptra)
Family: Orchidaceae (Orchid family).
Native of Vic, SA and NSW.
the large blue flowers.
This is a showy orchid. It can be distinguished from the other blue-flowered Sun Orchids
- the flowers are not spotted (as in Spotted Sun Orchid)
- it does not grow to almost a metre high (as in Great Sun Orchid)
- its flowers approach 3cm across (not half of this as in Slender Sun Orchid).