Kōwhai are small woody legume trees within the genus Sophora that are native to New Zealand there are eight species, with Sophora microphyl-la and S. tetraptera being the most recognised as large trees. Their natural habitat is beside streams and on the edges of forest, in lowland or mountain open areas. Kōwhai trees are found through-out the country, growing to around 8 m high. The word Kōwhai is also used in the Māori language for the colour yellow and traditionally, Māori also used the kōwhai tree as medicine. Thee bark was heated in a calabash with hot stones, and made into a poultice to treat wounds or rubbed on a sore back or made into an infusion to treat bruising or muscular pains.
A4 310 gsm archive grade print
Acid Free + lignin-free
Sunlight fade resistant
Genuine Epson Ultrachrome archival pigment inks
Premium 'Photorag' paper stock made in Germany
Open edition 1st release 20/20
Artist: H. Mathias
As a vital early flowering source of pollen & nectar for upcoming fresh brood, Kōwhai blooms play an integral role in the diverse floral composition of our Eastbourne Bush honey renowned for its distinct golden colour, rich taste and aroma.