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Species Orchid, Parson's Bands, Pink Autumn Orchid, Cowl Carrying Eriochilus
Eriochilus cucullatus

Family: Orchidaceae (or-kid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Eriochilus (er-ee-oh-KY-lus) (Info)
Species: cucullatus (kuk-yoo-LAY-tus) (Info)
Synonym:Epipactis cucullata
Synonym:Serapias cucullata

Category:

Perennials

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:

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Hardiness:

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Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Light Blue

Violet/Lavender

Maroon (Purple-Brown)

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Unknown - Tell us

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On May 15, 2005, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is a tiny little orchid, form South East Australia, that flowers in late summer, early autumn,. It has no leaf when in flower, just a tiny pale pink to white flower, with two conspicuous petals giving rise to it's common name of Parson's Bands. After flowering a shiny ovate leaf is produced, but these are even harder to spot than the flowers.