Wednesday 7 December 2011

Sundews in Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park, North Island, New Zealand

We stayed in this national park a few days. As soon as we arrived I found sundews at the back of Skotel, in a very wet place; then in the Taranaki Falls track. Both places were above the tree line in an alpine environment, over 1,000 metres above sea level.

A lovely carpet of Drosera spatulata on dark volcanic soil
Literally the spoon shaped Drosera. It was just about coming into bloom, the flower stalks are those blobs at the centre.
I was delighted with this find, it added to my sundew experience during this trip. By now I knew where to look. See my posts in South Africa and Western Australia.

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