Hibiscus Trionum is found throughout New Zealand, although there has been debate as to whether it is a native species. The earliest collections were gathered from Reef Point in 1897 - there is potential that it is a naturalized hybrid with native.
Featon, Sarah Ann 1847 or 1848-1927 :[Composite picture of flowers, New Zealand. ca 1890] Reference Number: A-171-019 A group of native New Zealand flowers including koromiko (hebe), fuchsia excorticata, clematis, kaka beak, kowhai and manuka.
Clianthus, commonly known as Kakabeak (Kowhai ngutukaka in Maori), is a plant genus comprising two species of woody legume shrubs native to New Zealand. Illustration is attributed to Daniel Mackenzie but was likely based on a partially coloured drawing by Banks’ botanical artist Sydney Parkinson. Late 18th century