Sunday, August 21, 2011

Surely not?

The pohutukawa tree is a New Zealand icon. It ordinarily regales itself in its crimson plumage around December, hence the oft-given title, 'New Zealand's Christmas Tree'.

I was surprised to find one still flowering back in late February, but this is ridiculous...

Has my botanic knowledge failed me here? I could swear that this emerging red is in fact blooming forth from a Pohutukawa in August. Please, correct me if I am wrong. I couldn't be any less surprised.

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