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Serendipitous supply
When the Monarch Butterfly NZ Trust wanted to give a gift of plants, locally sourced from Rarangi Beach, east of Blenheim, they came to Oratia. Not only could we provide an eco-sourced species, it was also a plant which had since disappeared from the region!

This is the Trust's story.

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Blechnum vulcanicum
Height: 0.4m;  Spread: 1m
Volcanic blechnum (Fern)
Found growing on road banks along bush margins. Prefers moist soils and light shade. Pink foliage when young.
» For a landscaping perspective on Blechnum vulcanicum see this article by O2 Landscapes...
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