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harakeke

maori in new zealand have used this plant for centuries, it's very versatile

 

the flowers, leaves, roots and sap all have different uses

 

the leaves can grow up to 3 metres long and there are at least 60 different varieties

 

it is not really flax but from the lily family

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phormium_tenax

 

this isn't the best pic, but it shows the different shades of 3 leaves depending on the light

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Taken on May 15, 2006