New Zealand Flax (Phormium tenax), though native to New Zealand, has found a home in Australia, particularly in coastal regions and temperate climates. Revered for its versatility, this perennial plant boasts long, sword-like leaves that can reach up to 3 meters in length. In Australia, it is cultivated for its ornamental appeal and diverse applications.
The robust fibers extracted from its leaves have been historically used by indigenous Maori for weaving traditional items, and similarly, in Australia, it finds utility in crafting baskets, mats, and textiles.
Additionally, its striking, arching foliage makes it a popular choice in landscaping, enhancing gardens and providing a distinctive touch to the Australian botanical tapestry.
The adaptability of New Zealand Flax has allowed it to thrive beyond its native shores, becoming a cherished botanical presence in Australian landscapes.
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