Environews: Yellow bomb of Kowhai flowers hitting NZ

Weekend Variety Wireless 02/09/2018
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It’s our unique signifier of spring - the big yellow bomb of Kowhai flowers marching through New Zealand.

Renowned Botanist Peter De Lange of Unitec joins RadioLIVE’s Graeme Hill to discuss the native tree.

It's a ripper this year.

Dr De Lange describes the latest research about this Kiwi icon.

He also looks at the variety of species of the flower, and the eight different species we have here in New Zealand. 

Dr De Lange regales some fascinating facts and debunks the public hysteria that occasionally erupts about the tree’s poisonous status.

Listen to the full interviews with Peter De Lange above.

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