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Pixie Nut & Co.

Purple Donkey Orchid Australian Wildflower Earrings

Purple Donkey Orchid Australian Wildflower Earrings

Regular price $19.00 AUD
Regular price $28.00 AUD Sale price $19.00 AUD
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  • Made In Australia
  • Sustainably Grown Hoop Pine
  • Plastic-Free Packaging

Purple Donkey Orchid 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 silver stainless steel hoops, perfect for sensitive ears!

Diuris punctata, the Purple Donkey orchid is a small, terrestrial orchid that grows in the fertile, lowland grasslands, open sclerophyll forests and heathlands of south-eastern Queensland, NSW, ACT and Victoria. It has 1-3 upright, grass-like green leaves about 25cm tall and from the centre of the leaf clump it produces a slender 50cm high flower spike that can carry up to 10 large, stunning flowers that are pale mauve to purple with darker purple blotches. A common, widespread orchid that can be found in extensive colonies in moist areas.

It survives the Summer as a dormant underground tuber, the leaf shoots emerge around March or April and it flowers from September to December. The flowers are pollinated by insects like small native bees and wither immediately. The seed pod matures around December and releases millions of microscopic seeds that require mycorrhizal fungi in the soil to germinate.

The Donkey Orchid's survival is threatened by competition from weeds, grazing, soil disturbance, trampling, vehicle traffic and illegal collection. It is considered vulnerable, listed as threatened and recent conservation measures in some key areas have begun to stabilise its numbers.

Shipping Details

We ship our products worldwide using Australia Post.

Untracked Post (available for 1-2 pairs): $3

Standard Post (Tracked): $10

Orders Over $99 (Australia): FREE

Express Post (1-3 Business Days): $13

International Orders: $22

Care Instructions

Do not wear swimming or bathing

Earrings are best stored on a stand or in a box to avoid being scratched and bent

30-Day Returns

We have a 30-Day Returns policy on all our products for your peace of mind when shopping with us! We’re confident you’ll love our earrings, however, in the event that you’re unhappy with your order, you may take advantage of our returns policy.


  • Our returns policy is valid for 30 days from postage date.
  • The item must be unused and in its original condition with original packaging.
  • Postage costs incurred on returning your order are at your own expense.

    1. Contact us at regarding your return.
    2. Return your item/order in the original shipping box or your own packaging.
    3. Once we receive your return we will process the refund within 3 business days.
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