28 Jul 2023

Critter of the Week Kareao / supplejack

From the collecton Critter of the Week

If you like wandering around in the forest, chances are you've come across kareao (supplejack) - a tangly, twisty black vine that seems to tie the forest up in knots. Kareao is native to Aotearoa.

While it can be frustrating to navigate through, the plant is incredibly useful - it can be eaten, woven, used as a rope or even used to make kites.


Kareao/supplejack Photo: supplied

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