NZ Wild Flowers

N.Z. Centennial 1840 - 1940 pc (Brown Creeper)
N.Z. Centennial 1840 - 1940 p/c (Brown Creeper)

The Brown Creeper on branch of flowering Makomako.
Printed with permission of the Forest & Bird Protection Society for "Para" Needlework Co, Wellington.

Maori Name:- Makomako
Common Name:- Wineberry
Botanical Name:- Aristotelia serrata

What does it look like?
Makomako is a small tree that grows up to 10 metres in height with broad, pale green leaves with serrated edges. The leaves come in opposite pairs from the branchlets, and are tinted purple on the under side. Makomako produce lots of flowers in October and November, which vary in colour from pale pink to deep red. Provided both male and female trees are grown, the flowers will be followed by berries which also range incolour, from red to black. When it grows in cold districts Makomako is usually deciduous, but trees in warmer areas will hold some leaves.

N.Z. Centennial 1840 - 1940 postcard
N.Z. Centennial 1840 - 1940 postcard

Whitehead & Yellowhead on sprays of fruiting Miro.
Printed with permission of the Forest & Bird Protection Society for "Para" Needlework Co, Wellington.

Miro Podocarpus ferrugineus, a tree

 N.Z. Wild Flowers (Hangehange) - pre 1905 postcard
N.Z. Wild Flowers (Hangehange) - pre 1905 postcard

C. Spencer printed photo.

Geniostoma ligustrifolium

4m. A bushy shrub with bright shiny light green leaves. Mainly found in lowland and coastal forest.
Tiny greenish white perfumed flowers smother their stems through spring.

Fruits February.

Rapid shade producer.

N.Z. Wild Flowers (Mingi-Mingi) pre 1905 postcard
N.Z. Wild Flowers (Mingi-Mingi) pre 1905 postcard

C. Spencer printed photo.

Cyathodes juniperina

1-5m. Rather densely branched shrub, black or dark grey bark, with very narrow and needle sharp leaves.

The flowers are white, flowering August to December.

Drupes are white, pink, red, crimson, or dark purplish, 5-8mm in size and round in shape.

Found throughout North, South, and Stewart Islands from sea level to 760m.

N.Z. Wild Flowers (Puawhananga) - postcard
N.Z. Wild Flowers (Puawhananga) - postcard

C. Spencer printed photo.

Clematis (Puawhananga)
(Clematis paniculata) Up to 10 m

A vigorous native woody climber occurring throughout New Zealand’s native forests, growing to the tree tops. Adult puawhananga has glossy leaves with three broad leathery leaflets, although juvenile leaves are often very variable and may be deeply lobed or long and narrow. Often found on roadsides, forest margins and adjacent to open areas. The spectacular shows of fragrant pure white star-shaped flowers in spring herald the arrival of the new season. The larger flowered plants are male and are 5-10cm across, while flowers on the separate female vines are followed by silvery plumed seed clusters.

N.Z. Wild Flowers, Heath - postcard
N.Z. Wild Flowers, Heath - postcard

F.T. Series 9876 real photo.

ART SERIES POSTCARDS

Waratah - Art Series postcard
Waratah - Art Series postcard

Artist M.L. Flockton.

Telopea speciosissima
Waratah (Telopea) is a genus of five species of large shrubs or small trees in the Proteaceae, native to southeastern Australia, from New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania. They have spirally arranged leaves 10-20 cm long and 2-3 cm broad with entire or serrated margins, and large, dense flowerheads 6-15 cm diameter with numerous small red flowers and a basal ring of red bracts. The name waratah comes from the Eora Aboriginal tribe who were the original inhabitants of the Sydney area.

Broad Leaf Wattle & Honey Flower - Art Series
Broad Leaf Wattle & Honey Flower - Art Series p/c

Artist M.L. Flockton.

Christmas Bells & Fern - Art Series postcard
Christmas Bells & Fern - Art Series postcard

Artist M.L. Flockton.

For the gardener / collector - An early NZ Flower Postcard collection?

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