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Colourful natives

Colourful natives

New Zealand native plants are not generally considered to be very colourful. However, careful selection of species such as this sprawling, mauve bidibidi (Acaena microphylla), in conjunction with this orange, upright libertia, provides a colourful contrast beside a formal pathway.

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Otago Daily Times
Reference: 24 March 2007, p. 57
Photograph by Gillian Vine

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Gardens - Suburban front gardens', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18880/colourful-natives (accessed 20 November 2019)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 24 Nov 2008