Three Kings vine

Three Kings Vine IR

When I traveled to London last year, I was exhausted from the flight and made the questionable decision to visit the Kew Gardens with only an infrared and an ultraviolet camera. So I hope you like weird looking plants, ’cause that’s what I’ll be posting for the next several weeks.

This is the Three Kings vine – a vine discovered in New Zealand in 1945, from a single solitary plant. All the other members of this species are believed to have been eaten by goats. No other such vines have been discovered in the wild.

Today, you can see it at Kew as well as in some gardens throughout New Zealand that, presumably, lack goats.