Patagonia Wildflowers
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yellow ground orchid
Gavilea lutea
Gavilea lutea
yellow ground orchid Orchid Family
Gavilea lutea Orchidaceae
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English common name
  •yellow ground orchid
accepted scientific name
  •Gavilea lutea (Comm. ex Pers.) M.D. Correa
rules for finding collection records
  •Gavilea lutea (187)
  •Asarca lutea (6)
family name
  • Orchidaceae
Image Author: ©2010 Patricio Novoa Quezada
Image License: CC BY-NC
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Three petals, Six petals, Irregularly shaped flowers, Spike cluster of flowers
Petal colors: color
Flower size is about 0.5 inches
Leaf: Basal, Simple
Plant Observed 2nd week of October thru 3rd week of March
Native to Chile and Argentina

How Likely at this Location (32%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (63%)
Links to Plant Photos
iNaturalist (63)
Chileflora (5)
Cal Photos (5)
Catalogo Plantas UdeC (2)
Wikimedia Commons (1)
SEINet (1)
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