Tiny pink fingers forest orchid
With a flower of just 20 mm diameter, these native orchids are exquisite.
Found in the east of this country, as its name suggests, the flowers are pink, although some plants bear almost white flowers. At times, they have a light, sweet fragrance.
Caladenia carnea grows in heathland, woodland and dry forest.
Height 20 cm.
''Caladenia carnea'', commonly known as pink fingers, is a plant in the orchid family Orchidaceae and is endemic to eastern and south-eastern Australia, including Tasmania. It has a single thin, green leaf and one to five white or pink flowers with red stripes and two rows of yellow-tipped "calli" on their labellum.