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Category: Plants (Page 1 of 7)

After the Rain

Clematis paniculata seed heads

Clematis paniculata seed heads

Clematis paniculata seed heads after the rain (which seems to be a permanent fixture). At Arataki Visitor Centre today.…

Whau

Whau (Entelea Arborescens)

Whau (Entelea Arborescens)

Last flower on a bush smothered in seed pods – still soft and green, soon to develop into brown and prickly. Whau (Entelea arborescent).

For more black and white images check out Dragonstar’s Weekend in Black and White.…

Curly

Blechnum Fern

Blechnum Fern

Next to our front door we have a blechnum fern. Always enjoy seeing the unfurling fronds.

You might notice the bits of ‘fluff’ here: the nymphs (“fluffybums”) of the passion vine hopper are already out and about. I am puzzled how these teeny critters can appear in force on totally new vegetation (i.e.…

From a Bush Walk

Parataniwha and Fern Fronds

Parataniwha and Fern Fronds

Looking down on lush growth of parataniwha and some golden-brown dead fern fronds along the way. (With a bonus puriri flower.)…

Nepenthes

Nepenthes

Nepenthes

A few years ago I was given a pitcher plant (Nepenthes sp); it is presently in flower, having produced a single spike. The rather insignificant flowers looked pretty in the late afternoon light.

Nepenthes are carnivorous plants, luring their prey to a drink from the water collected in the body of the trap.…

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