Rhabdothamnus solandri Turepo, Waiuatua.
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Rhabdothamnus solandri Turepo, Waiuatua.

Leaves 1-2cm long, toothed. Flowers 2-2.5cm orange or yellow stripes

North Island
A particularly handsome flower. Common name is New Zealand Gloxinia. The plant grows in the forest and prefers mottled lght and doesn't mind wet feet. Common on stream sides.
Rhabnothamnus


If you wish to learn more about native plants I suggest one of these natural history books from fishpond

Life-size Guide to New Zealand Native Ferns: Featuring the Caterpillars Which Feed on ThemA Field Guide to the Native Edible Plants of New ZealandGardener's Encyclopaedia of NZ Native PlantsTrees and Shrubs of New ZealandThe Reed Field Guide to New Zealand Native Trees

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