Thismia flower (160/2613)

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An open flower and an emerging flower bud of Thismia hillii. This easily overlooked plant has no leaves or other green parts and lives hidden in soil and leaf litter in native forest until the tiny flowers poke up.

Scientific name
Thismia hillii
Common names
Fairy lantern
Walter Scott Reserve, Pirongia, Waikato, New Zealand
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