This erect perennial known as the Wax-lip Orchid, grows to about 30 cm high and
is quite common in heath, open forest,
grasslands, and stabilised sand dunes. The Wax-lip Orchid is often found growing in colonies.
Varies from a mauve-purple to a purple-blue colour, becoming white near the base
and on the labellum. There is also a white variety. It has a flower span of up
to about 4.5 cm across and is usually found as a solitary flower.
Lanceolate to 1 cm long and up to 2 cm wide.
Following image from Warrumbungle National Park, New South Wales.