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PlantFiles: Species Orchid, Waxlip Orchid, Parson in the Pulpit, Major Glossodia
Glossodia major

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Family: Orchidaceae (or-kid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Glossodia (gloss-OH-dee-uh) (Info)
Species: major (MAY-jor) (Info)

Synonym:Caladenia major

Category:
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Purple
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive kennedyh On Jun 24, 2003, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is a beautiful little ground orchid, which is quite common, scattered under Eucalyptus forest in south-eastern Australia. It has a single lanceolate leaf about 3 cms long and usually a single flower on a tall slender stem. The alternative common name of Parson-in-the-Pulpit is a picturesque one. If you look at the photograph, you can see that the column stands upright like a little hooded figure, behind the raised paltform of the white base of the labellum. It is easy to see the resemblance to a preacher standing behind his pulpit!



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