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Every month, we'll display a new feature photo on the front page of the website. If we choose yours, we'll send you a gift voucher worth $60!

To submit a photo, simply search for the relevant plant, then click the "Share a photo" link.

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 Month   Photo   Caption 
Apr
2019
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Aug
2019
Cardiomanes reniforme
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

Poor kidney fern. Those pesky botanists have given it another name change - Cardiomanes reniforme. Variously known as Trichomanes reniforme and Hymenophyllum nephrophyllum, it seems to be one of those plants that is always being reclassified.
Jun
2019
Corokia cotoneaster
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
May
2019
Hebe stricta var. stricta
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
Mar
2019
Laurelia novae-zelandiae
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

A fresh green pukatea seed capsule lies on the gravel with an older brown capsule which has split to reveal its fluffy seeds.
Sep
2019
Leucopogon fasciculatus
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
Jan
2019
Metrosideros excelsa
Submitted by Andrew Davidson

The quintessential symbol of Christmas holidays for all New Zealanders...
Jul
2019
Pseudopanax crassifolius
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

Juvenile leaves on a young lancewood.
Oct
2019
Pterostylis banksii
Submitted by Beverley Davidson

This little grove of orchids shows the first one in mature form with the others just beginning to appear and develop.
Feb
2019
Rhabdothamnus solandri
Submitted by Beverley Davidson
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