name botanical:Sophora microphylla
other name:Small-leaved Kōwhai
other name:Weeping Kōwhai
other name:South Island Kōwhai
family:Legume or pea or bean family (Fabaceae)
height:up to 8 m (26 ft)
The leaf can be up to 50 cm long. It is green, pinnate pairs with up to 40 very small leaflets. The leaf margin of the single leaves is smooth.
The yellow, pea sized flowers are very numerous in the spring.
bark:The bark is grayish and slightly cracked and provided with lenticels.