Rare Australian Orchids Thrive Despite Harsh, Dry Winter

Western Australia’s south coast is suffering through an exceptionally dry winter, but some rare native orchids are thriving anyway.┬áLocal orchid lovers are finding Queen of Sheba Orchids and other fascinating Australian natives despite the drought. With underground tubers to store water, these little terrestrials can handle some adversity. Orchid enthusiast Robert Tozer noted “Only about a week or so ago I found these little Dark Banded Greenhoods growing on ground I would compare to a concrete floor. It was rock hard and yet this little orchid has come up and is still flowering. They are pretty solid and pretty resilient.”

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