FAVORITE PLANTS FROM AOTEAROA

  1. harakeke- New Zealand flax. this plant was ubiquitous, yet always caught my eye. culturally the plant was used for weaving, how the Hawaiians used lauhala.
  2. cabbage trees - pakiri holds one of the oldest cabbage tree forests in the country. It felt very primal, prehistoric.
  3. pohutukawa - the ʻōhiʻa tree. another ubiquitous tree. there were some trees in pakiri that were said to be 500 years old. this picture was taken right outside of Leigh. the tree still had a few blossoms.
  4. mingimingi - grew wildly along the beach and rolling hills in pakiri. star told us of how they would lay on the plant like a bed as kids.