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New Zealand Flax

Phormium tenax J. R. Forst. & G. Forst.

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Phormium tenax (New Zealand Flax) is a species of perennial herb in the family Asphodelaceae. They have a self-supporting growth form. They are native to Norfolk Island and New Zealand. They have simple, broad leaves and capsule fruit. Flowers are visited by Tui, Bellbird, striped lax beetle, and Common myna. Individuals can grow to 2.5 m.

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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of New Zealand flax. View this species on GBIF