Sun orchid (844/2613)

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Sun orchids usually flower in summer, and Thelymitra pauciflora is a particularly attractive plant with large mauve flowers up to 3 cm across, although like other sun orchids they stay stubbornly closed if the weather is cold or damp.

Scientific name
Thelymitra pauciflora
Common names
spotted sun orchid
Ahipara, Northland, New Zealand
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