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Phormium tenax


Harakeke is a lily, unique to New Zealand and is one of it's oldest plant species.The first European traders called it "flax" because its fibres were similar to that of true flax (Linum usitatissimum) found in other parts of the world. Tui, bellbirds, saddlebacks, short tailed bats, geckos and several types of insects enjoy nectar from the flax flower. Fro more details:

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DespinaTsafetopoulou 10 years ago

Thanks Jill, I will :)

JillBlack 10 years ago

Despina consider adding to Biodiversity of North Island New Zealand mission

Porirua, New Zealand

Spotted on Oct 15, 2012
Submitted on Oct 16, 2012

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