X is for xanthospermous . . . meaning having yellow seeds.
- Kowhai is often considered to be the national flower of New Zealand, although officially, the country doesn’t have a national flower.
- It is not uncommon in summer to see Tui drunk in the trees (or falling out) after drinking the Kowhai nectar.
- There are eight species of Kowhai in New Zealand. They are in fact, xanthospermous, meaning they have yellow seeds.
Posted for the AtoZ challenge 2016.
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Have you seen Kowhai before today? Had you heard the word xanthospermous? Do you know any other flowers with yellow seeds?
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