4th January - Dipodium roseum - Hyacinth Orchid

Dipodium roseum

A leafless fleshy plant, 30-75 cm high; with an extensive system of thick elongated tuberous roots. Grows in conjunction with Eucalyptus obliqua and baxteri.

Flowers December - April.

I have known people who buy a block of land because it is covered with hyacinth orchids, then remove the stringy bark trees because they are a fire hazard and then wonder where their orchids have gone.

Does reasonably well in a properly managed bush garden with Eucalyptus obliqua and/or baxteri. There were a few at Wirrapunga 12 years ago. Now there are hundreds.