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The Large-Leaved Kowhai (Sophora tetraptera) is a small tree in the Fabaceae family of pea plants.

It is native to New Zealand.

The Large-Leaved Kowhai grows to 15 metres (49 feet) tall with spreading branches.

It has grey-green leaves with bunches of up to 10 drooping yellow flowers and dry, ridged seed pods. The pods are 10-28 centimetres (4-11 inches) long with yellow seeds.

It blooms from September to December in the Southern Hemisphere.

Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, April 2019 and April 2021.





Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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