Tree tutu (Coriaria arborea) is a many-stemmed shrub or small tree, found on open sites, river banks and forest margins. It produces pairs of leaves on its soft branches. Spikes of flowers hang from the branches in spring and summer and shiny purple-black fruits ripen through late summer and autumn. Apart from its swollen flower petals, all parts of the plant are poisonous.
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Photographs by Jeremy Rolfe
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