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Notched Onion-orchid

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Scientific name
Microtis arenaria
Common name
Notched Onion-orchid
Plants that Clothe the Bluff
Plant Form
Forbs
Where to find
Cliff and Central Shrubland
Foliage
Single erect fleshy leaf to 40 cm
Flower
Pale to yellow-green; Crowded spike of 8-100 tiny scented flowers
Size
H to 60cm
Flowering
J F M A M J J A S O N D
Description

The Notched Onion-orchid is a slender green perennial herb with round tubers forming loose colonies. The flower stems erupts from hollow onion-like leaves. Notched Onion-orchids prefer moist or dry soils from depressions. Fires stimulate mass flowering of this orchid.

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