Prasophyllum gracile Lindl. 1840

Flower CloseupPhoto by By Geoff Derrin - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, and The Wikipedia Website

Part Shade Cold Winter MID Spring

Common Name or Meaning The Graceful Prasophyllum - The Little Laughing Leek Orchid - The Horned Leek Orchid

Flower Size .28 to .4" [.7 to 1 cm]

Found in southwest Western Australia in sparse to shrubby forests, winter wet seepage areas and on granite outcrops at elevations of 5 to 400 meters as a mini-miniature to miniature sized cold groiwng terrestrial with a single, green sometimes reddish, tube shaped leaf that blooms in the winter through mid spring on an erect, 3.2 to 10" [8 to 25 cm] long overall, rachis 2.4 to 6" [6 to 15 cm] long, 5 to 40 flowered inflorescence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Native Orchids of Australia Jones photo fide;