Spring and early summer is a time for flowering. Many herbs, vines, trees and other plants in the wild have been putting on a colourful show. I always enjoy seeing the great variety of colour, shape and size, but a recent discovery in the forest set me thinking about symmetry.
Although kiekie vines are often in abundance in our temperate rainforest I've rarely seen a flower. A friend found this one when we were hiking in the Tararua Forest Park. The flower is striking in its '3 part' symmetry.
|kiekie flower (about 30cm wide)|