New Zealand Native Plants
After a serious flirtation with rhododendrons and camellias I am back on track. 2005 is going to be the Year of the New Zealand Native. No more pulling out Pittosporum seedlings or ignoring sale-price Hebes...
Mikoikoi - NZ native iris 2
Interestingly, this little iris (libertia grandiflora) is grown not for its small dainty flowers but for its leaves and seedheads. The long lasting yellow seedheads add a bit of colour to a winter garden and the leaves themselves can also be striking. While these are green, as it was growing in shade, in the sun the leaves turn a golden orange.
Pratia angulata - White Star Creeper - 10 Count Flat - 4.5" Pots - Groundcover, Perennial - Toe Ticklers / Stepable Plants | Gardener Direct
Masses of tiny star-shape white flowers nearly cover the zig zag black stems that are covered with tiny round leaves forming a nice mat...
Chatham Island forget-me-not
With their thick, glossy leaves and spectacular blue flowers, Chatham Island forget-me-nots (Myosotidium hortensia) are one of the most attractive of New Zealand’s herbaceous plants. It is not a true forget-me-not (Myosotis species), but was given the name because its flowers ...
New Zealand Native Plants Photography - recent NZ natives additions Nov 2005 page4
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.
Winika cunninghamii pekapeka orchid in flower
Winika cunninghamii pekapeka Orchidaceae December. The orchid flower showing the 3-lobed labellum. The lateral lobes of the labellum are rose-pink and stand parallel to each other. In the centre of the mid-lobe are 4 ridges (nectar guides) that end at the base of the column (gynostemium) where there nectary sits. At the apex of the column is the yellow pollinium
Dwarf New Zealand Tea Tree
A dwarf, tightly-branched evergreen shrub that is covered with extremely tiny, dark green foliage. Showy, deep-pink flowers begin at early age. A good choice for accents, rock gardens or front of borders.
NZ Poroporo flower (Solanum laciniatum), NZ native plant flowering, New Zealand (NZ).
NZ Poroporo flower (Solanum laciniatum), NZ native plant flowering, New Zealand (NZ) stock photo. Quality New Zealand images by well known photographer Rob Suisted, Nature's Pic Images.
Hebe Flower --- Hebe is a genus of plants native to New Zealand, Rapa in French Polynesia, the Falkland Islands, and South America. It includes about 90 species and is the largest plant genus in New Zealand. Apart from H. rapensis (endemic to Rapa), all species occur in New Zealand.
Koromiko Tender leaves were bruised and applied as a poultice for ulcers and veneral disease. Wet branches were thrown on a fire with whau and karamū, to make a steam bath treatment for broken bones.
Photo Index A-Z - New Zealand Native Plants Photography
NZ Natives index showing all links to New Zealand plants photography alphabetically. Great place to search the NZ Plant Pics site.