Rural Design is hard at work collecting seed for 2018 and the 2019 growing season. Ecologists Heath Worsfold and Jack Warden have been investigating seed collection of a New Zealand native vine. Puawananga (‘flower of the skies’) is a native woody climber in the Ranunculaceae (buttercup) family, best known for its very attractive white flowers. The plants produce either a male or female flower. The flowering of this species was also said to be an indication to Maori of the coming of spring and the harvest of tuna (eel).
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