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Mike's Blog - Day 142

Probably one of the rarest plants we have for you today, in the New Zealand Bed, Chordospartuim muritai. It might now be re-named Carmichaelia muritai, but it’s still the very rare “Coastal tree broom”.

Here is a close-up.

There are only two known locations where this grows in the wild in New Zealand, a couple of small groves in the northern part of South Island.

One grove is doing well apparently, but is at risk from fire. The other is grazed heavily by wild goats, suffers from drought and also coastal erosion.