Kōrero: Conifer–broadleaf forests

Bush lawyer spines (2 o 3)

Bush lawyer spines

Bush lawyer vines have curved hooks on their stems and leaves, which help them climb up trees and over shrubs. They are the only prickly plants in New Zealand forests, but are fairly common, especially Rubus cissoides, shown here. Walkers are often scratched by their dangling stems.

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Photograph by Jeremy Rolfe

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

John Dawson, 'Conifer–broadleaf forests - Overview and features', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/11654/bush-lawyer-spines (accessed 13 December 2019)

He kōrero nā John Dawson, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007