Hydrangeas, Beautiful Invaders
Originally native to easter Asia and the Americas, the Hydrangea was introduced to Aotearoa by European settlers. As an immigrant species, they have been relatively innocuous, quietly assimilating to New Zealand without endangering indigenous flora and fauna. These plants change according to their surroundings, the colour of their flowers affected by the acidic or alkaline character of the soil in which they grow.
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