For pictures of flowers from our other travels click here.
Not just flowers.
Trees, shrubs, and ferns too.
will start with some flowers we recognized. Lupines in abundance,
growing in the
wild and cultivated in the towns. Hen and chicks in bloom
at one of our
stops Ice plant. Foxglove in bloom near
Craters of the
Moon. Tree Fuchsia flowers we
saw on a
nature walk on the north island.
Poppies These iris were in a
in downtown Christchurch. An orchid beside the
trail to the Fox
glacier, not yet in bloom.
This is very invasive
Gorse that we saw all over the
countryside. A Hen and Chicks fern
and two others
we can't identify. A fern tree in front of
a Kauri tree
so large it is called lord of the
forest. A monkey puzzle
tree. Sharp spines on all of
the branches. We saw this bush on our
on the north island. I don't remember if it
is the one we
tasted or the one that is deadly.
We don't know the name
of this bush. Another unknown.
These were all along the
beach but we
didn't catch their name. Do you know what any of
If you do please send us a note.