Sophora prostrata

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Sophora prostrata
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Prostrate kowhai with orange flower
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S. prostrata
Binomial name
Sophora prostrata
Buchanan

Sophora prostrata is commonly known as kowhai, prostrate kowhai or dwarf kowhai and grows naturally in the eastern South Island from Marlborough to the Waitaki Valley in New Zealand.

It is a low growing shrub reaching a height of around 2 metres.[1] This species has a divaricating habit that lasts for the life of the shrub.

The leaves of this species are usually quite small up to about 2 cm in length.[2]

Flowers are often orange though they do occur as yellow like most other kowhai species.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sophora: Kowhai". Bushmansfriend.
  2. ^ "Sophora prostrata (Prostrate Kowhai)". T.E.R:R.A.I.N. All Rights Reserved.
  3. ^ "Sophora prostrata". Flora Details. New Zealand Plant Conservation Network.