Tui on Flax You have no idea what is going on in our garden right now. We have three Pohutukawa trees and a bit of flax and everything is in full flower and the Tuis just go nuts.

Tui on Flax You have no idea what is going on in... - tumblekai

Tui on Flax You have no idea what is going on in our garden right now. We have three Pohutukawa trees and a bit of flax and everything is in full flower and the Tuis just go nuts.

While in New Zealand my family and I kept seeing trees covered in clumps of fluffy red flowers. They turned out to be Pohutukawa trees - endemic to NZ. Colored version coming next! #thecuriousartist #book #publishing #pohutukawa #newzealand #tree #evergreen #flower #botany #ecology #nature #science #endemic #species #conservation #environment #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #artist #illustrator #illustration #wip #inprogress #pen #brushpen

While in New Zealand my family and I kept seeing trees covered in clumps of fluffy red flowers. They turned out to be Pohutukawa trees - endemic to NZ. Colored version coming next! #thecuriousartist #book #publishing #pohutukawa #newzealand #tree #evergreen #flower #botany #ecology #nature #science #endemic #species #conservation #environment #sketch #sketchbook #drawing #artist #illustrator #illustration #wip #inprogress #pen #brushpen

Metrosideros Excelsa --- New Zealand - Curtis's bot. Mag. 49: t. 2350 [1822]. The Endeavour botanical illustrations - artist Gabriel Smith

Metrosideros Excelsa --- New Zealand - Curtis's bot. Mag. 49: t. 2350 [1822]. The Endeavour botanical illustrations - artist Gabriel Smith

pohutukawa flower similar to this on a tree above my elbow

pohutukawa flower similar to this on a tree above my elbow

Pohutakawa Tree flower - tree in the play should be covered in these to make it look realistic. these could be created out of thread/string, or I could look for fake Pohutakawa flowers

Pohutakawa Tree flower - tree in the play should be covered in these to make it look realistic. these could be created out of thread/string, or I could look for fake Pohutakawa flowers

Kowhai Flowers (Sophora tetraptera; Fabaceae). NZ native flowers and leaves. Clear cut white background, New Zealand (NZ).

Kowhai Flowers (Sophora tetraptera; Fabaceae). NZ native flowers and leaves. Clear cut white background, New Zealand (NZ).

The Natural World - Kowhai - A gallery-quality illustration art print by Emma Mallinen for sale.

The Natural World - Kowhai by Emma Mallinen

The Natural World - Kowhai - A gallery-quality illustration art print by Emma Mallinen for sale.

Māori liken the flax plant to a family, with the central shoot (rito) representing the baby. The leaves protecting the rito are called the parents (awhi rito or mātua). Only the leaves on the outside of the plant, the grandparents (tūpuna), can be cut, or else the plant will be weakened.

Māori liken the flax plant to a family, with the central shoot (rito) representing the baby. The leaves protecting the rito are called the parents (awhi rito or mātua). Only the leaves on the outside of the plant, the grandparents (tūpuna), can be cut, or else the plant will be weakened.

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