Astelia berries. You’ve recently seen our photos of native astelias alongside ferns in the bush but the female plants’ beautiful flowers become a bountiful crop of berries and they’re beginning to ripen now.
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I saw these berries within an astelia at Dunsdale Reserve, Southland on 05 Jan.
The next 2 photos I took at Black Gully Reserve, Tapanui on 26 Dec.
West Otago. ~like clumps of solid round green beads!
Nigel took the next pic same day. Black Gully Reserve, Tapanui.
Text by Liz, photos by Liz and Nigel; Exploring Colour (2021/2022)