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

September 13, 2010

Signs of Spring: Kowhai Blossom

Filed under: Flowers,Seasons,Spring,Titirangi — paul @ 7:04 am
Kowhai Blossom

Kowhai Blossom

One of my favorite Kowhai trees is in Atkinson Ave, and it is in full bloom now. When I drove past the other day, I stopped and took the shot above. The dark background on the other side of the road was a bonus.

Below: the actual tree – unfortunately the sun was not out when I took the picture. Kowhai (sophora sp.) are quite common in the Waitakere Ranges and at this time of year add a beautiful yellow hue to the green of the bush. They are also popular trees in gardens and along some streets.

Kowhai Tree in Flower

Kowhai Tree in Flower

5 Comments

  1. That’s a beautiful bloom.

    Comment by J Bar — September 13, 2010 @ 1:06 pm

  2. The tree itself looks nothing special, but the flower does. Great shot.

    Comment by BlossomFlowerGirl — September 13, 2010 @ 3:25 pm

  3. What a lovely flower. I was surprised to see what a large tree it is. They must be spectacular.

    Comment by Joan Elizabeth — September 13, 2010 @ 10:40 pm

  4. That is most interesting. I really enjoy learning about your flora! And birds. Keep them coming…

    Comment by Caroline — September 13, 2010 @ 10:54 pm

  5. That is beautiful, both the tree and all the colors in your photo. We have +13 and rain here up in the north…. Autumn will soon show it`s colors.

    Comment by Gunn White — September 14, 2010 @ 7:10 pm

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