Tuberous, perennial herb which grows from underground stems. 5 - 30 cm high.
It has a broad, hairy basal leaf up to 25 cm long.
The 30 - 40 mm diameter flowers are often solitary but up to four flowers may be borne on a slender stem about 30 cm high. It is a very distinctive species because of its bright yellow flowers which often have crimson spots.
First fully open single flower
Full flowering (record all days)
End of flowering (when 95% of the flowers have faded)
Caladenia from Greek (calos) beautiful and (aden) a gland, referring to the glands on the labellum (the distinctive lip-like petal of orchids).