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Puriri

Puriri Blossom

Puriri Blossom

A favorite food plant of the kereru (New Zealand Woodpigeon), the puriri (vitex lucens) can grow to a height of 20 metres or more, character specimen who survive uprooting, broken limbs and all adversity. Apart from the awe inspiring forest trees, where the blossom or fruit are mainly noticed on the ground when you watch your step, young puriri are also popular in plantings in parks and other places. That’s where you get a closer view of the shine crinkled leaves, the blossom and fruit.

Photos from Armour Bay and Rocket Park.

Fruiting Puriri

Fruiting Puriri

1 Comment

  1. William Kendall

    May 7, 2015 at 9:44 am

    I haven’t heard of this plant before. The fruit’s nicely colourful.

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