Cherrybrook – Nodding Greenhood

I was lucky enough to have some time off to go on a very quick shoot today. I first looked at looked at the wildflower garden in St Ives and found nothing. On the way to the In Laws I had just enough time to run down a path Ive always wanted to look down. It looked like a great place to find Greenhood Orchids and surprisingly that was exactly what I found. (30d, 180mm, f8, 0.6sec, 800 ISO, off camera flash).

Pterostylis nutans, the Nodding Greenhood is typically found in damp leaf litter in sheltered forests. This slope this was found on was approximately South Eastern with a dense canopy cover and heavy humus layer. This species whilst considered common is easily overlooked. They flower typically between June and July, though with the weather this one seems to be out later. Hopefully I will get another chance to go shoot soon.

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~ by adamrose on September 3, 2010.

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