Leptospermum minutifolium #4
Best viewed @ large size Myrtaceae - Australia: Queensland, New South Wales Tea tree Shown: Detail of flowering branch displaying foliage, flower buds and fully opened flowers "Leptospermum is a genus of about 80-86 species of plants in the myrtle family Myrtaceae. Most species are endemic to Australia, with the greatest diversity in the south of the continent; but one species extends to New Zealand, another to Malaysia, and L. recurvum is endemic to Malaysia. "They are shrubs or…
New Zealand Tea Tree
For awhile I had a New Zealand Tea Tree (Leptospermum scoparium) growing in a large pot in my back yard. Several varieties of this species can be found in the nursery trade. This dark red variety is my favorite, and it is quite popular in California. Later on, when I visited New Zealand, I was able to actually walk through a forest of wild tea trees, which the New Zealanders call "manuka" trees. But all of them, even the ones in cultivation, had white or pale pink flowers.
Death by Fantail - Richard Spranger Photography
While testing a new camera and lens combination today, I managed to shoot the image above of a New Zealand Fantail in the process of subduing a moth by beating it to death on a branch, before eating it. With recent technology advances in digital cameras and lenses we photographers have it so much easier …
Phormium tenax 'Guardsman' | plant lust
The king of the flax this giant grows to 8-10' or more with large excruciatingly slowly offsetting fans of wide saturated red-pink coral and deep maroon-green. Certainly one of the most striking in color and as Murphy's Law would have it the slowest to divide. This year we finally have a few large divisions and have decided not to have people sign adoption papers. Same hardiness and growing conditions as the others. Bright light is good afternoon dappled shade in hot climates for best color…
Pāua Abalone: the Spectacular Mollusc Revered by the Māori of New Zealand | Featured Creature
The Māori are indigenous peoples of New Zealand that revere the spectacular mollusc known as Pāua Abalone for its aesthetic as well as delicious properties.
Undersides of the fronds of the Silver Fern or Ponga (Cyathea dealbata). This tree fern is native to New Zealand and only the undersides of the mature fronds are silvery. It is a widely used NZ national symbol, especially among sports teams.
NZ hedges, photos and info - Planting hedging and good hedge design.
NZ Hedges. Choose the right hedging plant or combination of hedge plants for the job. Hedge photos and descriptions, hedging heights and uses whether as privacy hedges, evergreen hedging, fast growing hedges, wildlife hedges or good flowering hedging.
New Zealand Native Plants Photography - recent NZ natives additions Nov 2005 page 2
New Zealand Native Plants Photography - recently added NZ native plants at NZ Plant Pics stock photography. Browse most recent native plant photography added to the NZ Plant Pics site.
The giant kauri snail, whose shell can measure 6 centimetres across, is found on the Northland mainland and some inshore islands. Widespread before human settlement, these snails are now endangered or threatened. The snail’s diet consists of earthworms, insects, insect larvae – and ...