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Kōwhai Tree


This is a tree I am studying here in Auckland at the Cornwall Park. The kōwhai is one of the best known native trees in New Zealand and best known for their brilliant yellow flowers that appear in profusion in Spring. There are eight species of kōwhai recognised in New Zealand. This one here is called Sophora microphylla.

My drawing is one of 40 selected artworks for the Botanical worldwide exhibition
The exhibition – ‘Ngāi Tipu Taketake – Indigenous Flora’ will take place from

Auckland Botanic Gardens from
30 March – 1 July 2018 

Wellington Botanic Gardens from
1 August – 9 September 2018

Millennium Gallery, Blenheim from
3 November – 9 December 2018

Fine art prints are available in A3 in my Esty Shop