Story: Tall broadleaf trees

Pōhutukawa flowers (2nd of 5)

Pōhutukawa flowers

Like many other members of the myrtle family (Myrtaceae), pōhutukawa’s flowers are brush blossoms. They typically consist of a mass of bright red stamens around a shallow bowl of nectar. Yellow flowers occasionally develop on some trees.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Tall broadleaf trees - Pōhutukawa', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13717/pohutukawa-flowers (accessed 2 June 2020)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Sep 2007