Saturday, February 11, 2012

Macro Flowers: Wild flowers in New Zealand bush




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I saw these beautiful flowers, all in the same bush in a New Zealand bush/jungle/forest. All three were formed differently from the others, but they were very beautiful. I have not tried to look for their names.

Hi Ann,

These flowers are from the tree fuschia (scientific name: fuschia excorticata ) (Maori name: Kotukutuku)

It is the world’s tallest fuschia (up to 12 m) and is found throughout new Zealand.

The berries can be eaten, either raw or made into a jam. The wood is very difficult to burn.



Cheers

Warren





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15 comments:

Jama said...

They are so beautiful!

Regina said...

Beautful bloom!
Have a nice week ahead.

♥ Regina

Meeha Meeha said...

Ann, these are gorgeous, wild and such baroque beauty!

Modern Mom said...

They're beautiful!

Chocolate and flowers

Carletta said...

I hope someone can identify them for you.
Love their deep red color.

Ewa said...

they look so beautiful!

NixBlog said...

Lovely photos Ann. These are Leycesteria formosa (Himalayan Honeysuckle, Flowering Nutmeg, Himalaya Nutmeg or Pheasant Berry). The pink parts are bracts, while the bell-like white parts are the flowers.

Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos!

Ann said...

Leycesteria formosa (Himalayan Honeysuckle, Flowering Nutmeg,

Nixblog, you are spot on, I check with flicker, it looks as though some one went to the same spot as me amd photographed the flowers.

Giga said...

Bardzo ładne kwiaty, szczególnie ładnie prezentują się na drugim zdjęciu. Pozdrawiam.***Very nice flowers, especially nicely presented on the second picture. Yours.

Eden said...

Pretty bloom.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Very pretty and unusual.

jeannette said...

These are beautiful! Never seen these, so I'm glad you shared them!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful flowers, indeed.

Regards and best wishes

Ann said...

Hi Ann,

These flowers are from the tree fuschia (scientific name: fuschia excorticata ) (Maori name: Kotukutuku)

It is the world’s tallest fuschia (up to 12 m) and is found throughout new Zealand.

The berries can be eaten, either raw or made into a jam. The wood is very difficult to burn.



Cheers

Warren





Warren Hurley | Team Leader
Arataki Visitor Centre
Ph 09 817 0089 | Mobile 021 539090 | Fax 09 817 5656
Arataki Visitor Centre, 300 Scenic Drive, Titirangi

Visit our website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

oliver wong said...

New Zealand is always beautiful and you have captured one. Well done