Australian Scented Sun Orchid wooden hoop earrings.
Made in Australia from our original hand painted design, these earrings are printed with eco-friendly inks, onto light weight sustainably grown hoop pine and finished with gold or silver stainless steel hoops, perfect for sensitive ears!
Thelymitra macrophylla, the Scented Sun or large-leafed sun orchid is a tuberous perennial plant widespread throughout the south-west of W.A. in the moist forest and woodland areas. It has a single long thick leathery, strap-like leaf and produces stunning, sweetly scented blue to purple flowers from August to October. Each stem can be up to a metre tall and covered with flowers.
As their common name suggests they are sun orchids that require bright midday sunlight to open and they close at night or on cloudy days, which helps protect their reproductive structures from damage or dehydration. Their unique fragrance attracts insect pollinators such as bees and wasps. The flower colour is uncommon in nature and symbolises luxury, uniqueness, serenity, confidence, self-awareness, emotional strength and spirituality.
Care Instructions: Do not wear swimming or bathing.
P.S ~ All our packaging is plastic free!