Like many other members of the myrtle family (Myrtaceae), pōhutukawa’s flowers are brush blossoms. They typically consist of a mass of bright red stamens around a shallow bowl of nectar. Yellow flowers occasionally develop on some trees.
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Photograph by Chris Rudge
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