A photo of an unknown plant high above Wellington’s harbour.
Having completely lost track of the number of stairs, worse luck, I gave more attention to photo opportunities than usual. I was, in fact, taking any excuse to pause, even on the downward path of this solo climb above Wellington’s undeniably picturesque harbour.
And so it was that I saw an odd growth on the nominally painted handrail.
Being more interested in plants for their photo-worthiness than for themselves, I have still not pursued an identification in the same way that I would for, oh, say, an avian. But recently inspired by the bewildering array of aralias (true, false, and semi-false – I mean, what’s up with that?), I feel it’s likely a false (or, perhaps, a semi-false) fern. Or fungus.
Rigour is all.