4th June - Pterostylis nana - Dwarf Greenhood

Pterostylis nana

The dwarf greenhood is a very widespread orchid. As its name implies, it is a very small greenhood growing 5-10cm tall with a basal rosette of leaves. It multiplies very readily by bulb division and can form very large clumps.

Flowering occurs from July through to October. 

Being a tiny plant, its main threat is simply being overgrown by more vigorous species of plants. It needs virtually bare ground for it thrive and therefore needs regular suitable events to give it a suitable habitat in which to survive.

The management of the dwarf greenhood is simply to ensure that suitable regular events occur to ensure it has a suitable environment in which to thrive.