Corokia and Carmichaelia

Corokia is a plant native to New Zealand and there is one variety endemic to Australia. In Europe one of the species is known as the zig zag plant. The word Corokia is a hybrid, a combination of Maori and English. The leaves are often very small, spoon-shaped and small red, yellow or black berries attract birds. The flowers of most varieties are yellow and star-shaped. They can often be found in suburban gardens around New Zealand and are commonly used for hedging. I use lots of Corokia in my artworks, the leaves are excellent for nature printing.

Any interesting varieties of Corokia I find on travels get photographed and posted to @corokia_studio on Instagram. You can also view a range of Corokia plants on the Corokia Studio Pinterest page.

Corokia vase closeup