South African Orchid is an introduced orchid with a flower spike up to 75 cm high from a perennial tuber. The leaves form a rosette in early spring with a flower spike of up to 50 small flowers. The seeds are dust-like allowing this weed to spread easily on the wind.
This species was first recorded in Victoria in 1994 and is now spreading rapidly invading open grassy areas. Within the Jan Juc clifftops this species has been removed from native grassland areas behind Carnoustie Avenue.