Sophora microphylla, small leaved kowhai

This elegant kowhai was presumed to only be found in Hawke’s Bay south of Porangahau, but it is a little more widespread. Sophora microphylla, small leaved kowhai, has smaller leaves than than its cousin Sophora tetraptera, and it might crossbreed with it too. Sometimes the seedlings look like a mixture of both species. A gorgeous addition to any garden.

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