NZ Native Spring Flowers Veronica speciosa (aka Hebe speciosa) has beautiful magenta flowers. Yellow flowers from a kowhai tree (Sophora sp.) The white flowers are also a Veronica species. Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. Taken 07 Sept 2019 by Liz. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 9 thoughts on “NZ Native Spring Flowers” Add yours Hooray for your native wildflowers! As you know, I had a hard time finding any outside of botanic gardens. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply We’re a bit limited really, especially for showy ones. And being a ‘long’ country with also a lot height variation, it’s difficult to be in the right place at the right time for any particular plant. The Mt Cook lily is one of my top favourites (actually a native Ranunculus or buttercup). Chatham Islands forget-me-not is stunning (but in nature only occurs on those islands). Hebes, manuka, kowhai and native clematis are my other favourites – all of which can be found in the wild if you’re in the right place at the right time! Rata and Pohutukawa are wonderful too. LikeLike Reply Both of our trips took place in February so we missed pohutukawa flowers. We did, however, get to see some rata flowers: https://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com/2015/04/12/rata/ We also got to see a hebe https://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com/2015/06/16/hebe/ and a former hebe https://portraitsofwildflowers.wordpress.com/2017/05/16/new-zealand-koromiko-flowering/ LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Beautiful plant!! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Hebe speciosa is really lovely! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply That’s a lovely deep magenta shade. Hebes are great plants! 🙂 LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Love hebes! Glad to hear you like them too! LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Very interesting and beautiful flower, Those leaves look pretty tough like a rhododendron. LikeLike Reply This one’s a reasonably hardy plant but needs to be sheltered from excessive cold. I’ve seen it grown as a hedge at some residential properties by the coast and it looks awesome.The flower is a real beauty, and the new leaves and stems are colourful as well. A particularly fine NZ native. LikeLiked by 1 person Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.