Carmichaelia

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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