Red Valerian and Thyme growing wild in Cromwell Gorge, New Zealand Red valerian (Centranthus ruber) and thyme growing wild at Cromwell Gorge, Central Otago, New Zealand. Taken yesterday, 19 Oct 2017 on a sunny, hot afternoon during a business trip. Click on photo to enlarge. Advertisements Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Related 2 thoughts on “Red Valerian and Thyme growing wild in Cromwell Gorge, New Zealand” Add yours That’s a beautiful picture! Reply Thank Helen, It was a 30°C day and you could smell the wild thyme and (almost) all the wildflowers (all exotic weeds and mainly pests but still beautiful) were flowering; valerian – red and white types, Eschscholzia, thymus, too early for the wild roses tho’. This location regularly gets into the 40’s C in summer so I won’t be photoing flowers then. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) w Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.