a tui, also known as a parson bird // the Kōwhai is a small tree with bright golden flowers, native to NZ and unofficially the national flower // photo by mike brebner

a tui, also known as a parson bird // resting on a Kōwhai - a small tree with bright golden flowers, native to NZ and unofficially the national flower // photo by mike brebner

Mount Cook lily, Gertrude Saddle, Fiordland National Park.

The Mount Cook lily is in fact not a lily at all. It belongs to the buttercup family and is also known as the Mount Cook buttercup, giant buttercup or mountain buttercup.

Native Manuka flowers (Leptospermum scoparium) - Red tea tree.  Source of Manuka Honey, New Zealand (NZ). (Rob Suisted)

Source of Manuka Honey, New Zealand (NZ) stock photo. Quality New Zealand images by well known photographer Rob Suisted, Nature's Pic Images.

Peraxilla tetrapetala - Mistletoe. From 'NZ's Native Trees' by John Dawson.

From 'NZ's Native Trees' by John Dawson. possums eat this plant it is very rare in the wild now

Clianthus puniceus, commonly known as Kaka-beak, Parrot's-beak or Red Kowhai (Kōwhai Ngutu-kākā in Māori), is a species of flowering plant in the genus Clianthus of the legume family Fabaceae, native to New Zealand's North Island. This species is critically-endangered in the wild, known only on Moturemu Island in the Kaipara Harbour - North Island

Certified Organic Nursery, Food Forest Plants, Permaculture Courses ,Consultancy and Design

Clematis paniculata (NZ Clematis, Puawhananga): male flowers

Taranaki Educational Resource: Research, Analysis and Information Network - Clematis paniculata (Puawhananga)

The flowers of a rare NZ native, Tecomanthe by flyingkiwigirl

The flowers of an NZ native, Tecomanthe speciosa i by flyingkiwigirl

New Zealand Bush Clematis flower (Clematis paniculata); Puawananga. NZ native forest climber, New Zealand (NZ).

New Zealand Bush Clematis flower (Clematis paniculata); NZ native forest climber, New Zealand (NZ) stock photo. Quality New Zealand images by well known photographer Rob Suisted, Nature's Pic Images.


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