The Southern Rātā

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I strode past a line of Southern Rātā trees or Metrosideros umbellata as it’s known in the scientific community. The tree is a kind of a local Christmas tree as they flower into brilliant reds each year in summer. They also remind me of the Southland Rugby Team when it wins. I know it’s going to happen each year, yet I’m constantly surprised when it does.

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  1. There is a Rata tree from next door on my fence and it has only bloomed half a tree this year They are very pretty and the bees love them

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