Microtis - Mignonette Orchids

These orchids have numerous tiny flowers that are so small that magnification is needed to see them in any detail. They are mostly green in colour and are easily overlooked.


Microtis media subsp. media - Common Mignonette Orchid

The Common Mignonette Orchid is widespread and has in places recolonised built up areas where it can be found in garden beds.

Microtis media - Common Mignonette Orchid

Microtis media - Common Mignonette Orchid

Microtis media - Common Mignonette Orchid

Microtis media - Common Mignonette Orchid

Microtis media - Common Mignonette Orchid

Microtis media - Common Mignonette Orchid

Microtis media - Common Mignonette Orchid

Microtis media - Common Mignonette Orchid


Microtis alba - White Mignonette Orchid

The White Mignonette Orchid is one of the more distinctive species with frilly white flowers.

Microtis alba - White Mignonette Orchid

Microtis alba - White Mignonette Orchid

Microtis alba - White Mignonette Orchid

Microtis alba - White Mignonette Orchid


Microtis atrata - Swamp Mignonette Orchid

The Swamp Mignonette Orchid has very tiny flowers and is often found in huge numbers in wet areas following bushfires. It can be found on granite outcrops and also in swamps where it can be completely submerged.

Microtis atrata - Swamp Mignonette Orchid

Microtis atrata - Swamp Mignonette Orchid

Microtis atrata - Swamp Mignonette Orchid

Microtis atrata - Swamp Mignonette Orchid

Microtis atrata - Swamp Mignonette Orchid

Microtis atrata - Swamp Mignonette Orchid

Microtis atrata - Swamp Mignonette Orchid

Microtis atrata - Swamp Mignonette Orchid

Microtis atrata - Swamp Mignonette Orchid

Microtis atrata - Swamp Mignonette Orchid

Microtis atrata - Swamp Mignonette Orchid

Microtis atrata - Swamp Mignonette Orchid

Microtis atrata - Swamp Mignonette Orchid

Microtis atrata - Swamp Mignonette Orchid

Microtis atrata - Swamp Mignonette Orchid

Microtis atrata - Swamp Mignonette Orchid

Microtis atrata - Swamp Mignonette Orchid

Microtis atrata - Swamp Mignonette Orchid

Microtis atrata - Swamp Mignonette Orchid


Microtis orbicularis - Dark Mignonette Orchid

The Dark Mignonette Orchid has a distinctive oval shaped labellum and is found in swampy ground.

Microtis orbicularis - Dark Mignonette Orchid

Microtis orbicularis - Dark Mignonette Orchid

Microtis orbicularis - Dark Mignonette Orchid

Microtis orbicularis - Dark Mignonette Orchid

Microtis orbicularis - Dark Mignonette Orchid

Microtis orbicularis - Dark Mignonette Orchid

Microtis orbicularis - Dark Mignonette Orchid

Microtis orbicularis - Dark Mignonette Orchid

Microtis orbicularis - Dark Mignonette Orchid

Microtis orbicularis - Dark Mignonette Orchid


Microtis brownii - Sweet Mignonette Orchid

The Sweet Mignonette Orchid is distinguished by its well spaced flowers.

Microtis brownii - Sweet Mignonette Orchid

Microtis brownii - Sweet Mignonette Orchid

Microtis brownii - Sweet Mignonette Orchid

Microtis brownii - Sweet Mignonette Orchid

Microtis brownii - Sweet Mignonette Orchid

Microtis brownii - Sweet Mignonette Orchid

Microtis brownii - Sweet Mignonette Orchid

Microtis brownii - Sweet Mignonette Orchid

Microtis brownii - Sweet Mignonette Orchid

Microtis brownii - Sweet Mignonette Orchid

Microtis brownii - Sweet Mignonette Orchid

Microtis brownii - Sweet Mignonette Orchid


Microtis cupularis - Cupped Mignonette Orchid

The Cupped Mignonette Orchid is distinguished from the similar dark Mignonette Orchid by its inward facing petals and sepals.

Microtis cupularis - Cupped Mignonette Orchid

Microtis cupularis - Cupped Mignonette Orchid

Microtis cupularis - Cupped Mignonette Orchid

Microtis cupularis - Cupped Mignonette Orchid

Microtis cupularis - Cupped Mignonette Orchid

Microtis cupularis - Cupped Mignonette Orchid

Microtis cupularis - Cupped Mignonette Orchid

Microtis cupularis - Cupped Mignonette Orchid

Microtis cupularis - Cupped Mignonette Orchid