How Good Is Gold?

Very, very good when it’s kōwhai blossom! New Zealand has eight species of kōwhai all of which are endemic. This is a specimen tree on the lawn near the herb garden at Dunedin Botanic Garden, New Zealand. The photos are all of the same tree – I wanted to capture its special character. Photos taken 26 September 2020.

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The last photo was taken by Nigel the day before, 25 September 2020. Part of the lovely herb garden can be seen in the background.

Text by Liz, photos by Liz except last by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2020)
keywords: kowhai, Sophora

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    1. We were basking in any warmth and sunshine knowing things mightn’t be too good if the forecast proved correct – and they got it right this time alright!


  1. I love the shape of the tree, as well as its flowers. And the flowers even look pretty lying on the ground too – fantastic! (I want one, LOL!)

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    1. You can probably buy kowhai in the UK I’d imagine. Hey, I think you’d enjoy this link – poppy photos from a person on Waiheke Island (Auckland region, New Zealand). Kay McKenzie Cooke shared the link on twitter and I loved the photos and also thought of you and your photography when looking at them! Link:

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      1. Coincidentally, I was going through some old photos of a nearby arboretum and found a pic of a kowhai. (Not a great photo, though.) I wondered what it was at the time – just a small tree still, but looked amazing. Will have a look at the link…

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