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

September 21, 2010

Red

Filed under: Flowers,Seasons,Spring — paul @ 8:40 am
Red

Red

The flowering end of a branch of a coral tree (Erythrina sp.). These trees (known more commonly as flame trees, although that will cause confusion with other unrelated trees) are quite common in the Auckland region, their bright flowers carried on leafless branches. Birds like tui and silvereyes are partial to the nectar of the blossoms.

Coral Tree

Coral Tree

1 Comment

  1. Yep I agree, it’s a coral tree. Makes me think of the coast on a warm day.

    Comment by joan — September 21, 2010 @ 9:45 pm

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