We saw an occasional native Carmichaelia when we drove up the side road at Roxburgh on 21 November 2020. Nigel got out of the car and photographed this one, and bonus … it’s in flower! He thinks it’s Cromwell Broom or Carmichaelia compacta. [I posted a landscape view from the same road recently – Knobby Range Road.]

Roxburgh, Central Otago, New Zealand.

Click on either photo to enlarge.

That’s the Clutha River in the background.

To learn more about New Zealand native brooms: O2 Landscapes has done an excellent overview article.

Text by Liz, photos by Nigel; Exploring Colour (2020)

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  1. It’s good to see another of your natives. I learned from your linked article that “Many of these eastern South Island species have very limited natural ranges, and a considerable number of them are threatened within the wild.” Too bad about the threats.

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    1. When I posted this I thought of you Steve and hoped you’d enjoy seeing it. So much is threatened sadly, many plants have a limited range but we take delight in what we find 🙂

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  2. What tiny delicate flowers! The purple markings are lovely and I like the way that an older flower (near centre) has turned an inky blue. (I enjoy seeing colours change as flowers age.)

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