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Old Nov 9, 2010, 7:08 AM   #1
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Default Donkey orchids

I took these photos of Donkey Orchids [diuris species] on our last visit to Wollomombi gorge in the Oxley Wild Rivers National Park. They grow singly in grassy woodlands and you can easily miss seeing them.

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#3 I took this photo lying on my stomach focussing upward against the treeline in the background.
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They take their common name from the two upper petals which "appear like ears, splayed up but somewhat to each side and have enlarged rounded ends" [from Native Wildflowers of the New England Tablelands of New South Wales]

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