Kōwhai Artwork

Kōwhai Artwork

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New Zealand Botanical Artworks by Earthend


Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Genus: Sophora  (eight species)
Species: S.microphylla
Scientific name: Sophora microphylla

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.


Product Information

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, Kwhai 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.