vine grows up a few small trees only green new growth has leaves and fruits; fruits are in clusters and brightly colored orange-red; leaves are simple and alternate
in the beechwood and the meadow with scattered shrubs, very common, in flower
A poppy in flower on the roadside, almost certainly wild. I know of only three roadside poppies in and between southwestern Christchurch and Lincoln at the moment, all obvious in flower. The others are on Hackthorne Road between Dyers Pass Road and Westenra and along Old Tai Tapu Road.
Thriving where they don't mow it for the sake of the daffodils, Hagley Park,
Maybe Monk's hood, Aconitum napellus? Photographed in Chugach State Park, south of Eagle River, Alaska; 12 November 2008. http://dusttracks.com.
Maybe Western columbine (Aquilegia formosa)? Photographed in Chugach State Park, south of Eagle River, Alaska; 11 November 2008. http://dusttracks.com.
Ranunculales is an order of flowering plants. Of necessity it contains the family Ranunculaceae, the buttercup family, because the name of the order is based on the name of a genus in that family. Ranunculales belongs to a paraphyletic group known as the basal eudicots. It is the most basal clade in this group; in other words, it is sister to the remaining eudicots. Widely known members include poppies, barberries, and buttercups.