Critter of the Week: Muehlenbeckia astonii

In the wild, this attractive shrub is critically endangered, but many listeners will be familiar with Muehlenbeckia astonii as a popular garden plant.

 

It’s one of New Zealand’s few truly deciduous plants and DOC’s Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki, tells us some theories behind its unusual appearance.

Critter of the Week: Muehlenbeckia astonii
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