Auckland – West                          Mainly West of Queen Street – seen through my lens

May 9, 2010

Northern Rata

Filed under: Flowers,Waitakere Ranges — paul @ 7:47 am
Northern Rata

Northern Rata

Seen on the way to Piha, near the Karekare turnoff. It isn’t really their flowering season — but they are gorgeous.

Northern Rata (metrosideros robusta) is a relative of the Pohutukawa, with very similar flowers, Rata blossom being a brighter red.

1 Comment

  1. Gorgeous!

    Comment by tapirgal — May 13, 2010 @ 7:11 pm

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