|This deciduous terrestrial orchid shows a large amount of variation and is probably a complex
of related species.
Caladenia carnea grows in open eucalypt forests where the grass
The single leaf grows to 15cm by 3mm and while looks like grass can be
differentiated as it is quite soft. The flower stem grows to about
20cm with one or occasionally two flowers. The flowers are to about
20mm across and are generally pink but commonly white or any shade of
pink. The labellum and column have transverse purple stripes.
While this orchid is similar to Caladenia catenata, it can be
readily distinguished by the striping on the labellum.