Very variable, up to 10mm thick at its base, leaf tubular with a flower spike up to 1 m tall in fertile situations (usually much less).
Green, many, closely packed, tiny, with pointed, hooded dorsal sepals often half enclosing the narrow petals. Lateral sepals pointed and curled. Labellum oblong, irregularly scalloped, often narrow at middle; margins irregular; apex often notched but not apiculate; apical callus variable, warty; basal calli oval, prominent.
Peaking September to November, continuing on to midsummer.
Lowland to montane; a wide range of open habitats, both native and pasture or garden, often in grass. Throughout
Common, often abundant.
A plant with a huge range in size such as the example here. The constant features are the very ornamented labellum and large basal calli. Autumn flowering plants are structurally similar.
Very ornamented labellum margins, single prominent basal callus.