One of the more widely found of the genus, Caladenia latifolia grows in Tasmania, Southern Victoria and South Australia as well as Southern Western Australia.
Coming from such a wide range, flower colour does vary, mostly pink however white varieties are also found.
Commonly called the Pink Fairy Orchid, the star shaped pink flowers appear in spring and are held on long stems. Each stem carries 2 – 4 flowers and the stems are around 40 cm in height..
The foliage is a mid green with a covering of fine hairs (indumentum}. The lip (labellum) is around 7 mm in length with 3 lobes and attracts pollinating insects.
This is a terrestrial orchid found in open woodland areas as well as areas of coastal scrub.