Pterostylis graminea Hook.f. 1853

Plant and Flower in situ New Zealand Photo by Phil Knightbridge and Native Orchids of New Zealand Webiste

Part Shade Cold LATEWinter EARLYSummer

Common Name The Grass-Like Pterostylis

Flower Size .6 to .8" [1.5 to 2 cm]

Found in New Zealand in lowland to montane forests and scrub as a small sized, cold growing terrestrial with 4 to 6, deeply keeled, narrow, grass-like leaves that blooms in the late winter through early summer on an erect, 1 flowered inflorecence.


References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; The Native Orchids of New Zealand, A Colour Field Guide Scanlen & St George 2010 photo good;