New Zealand Flax (Flowers)
New Zealand Flax is a liliaceous plant bearing tough, radical leaves, usually about four feet in length. In early autumn it bears large, reddish or yellow flowers, with tubular perianths. The plant yields a valuable fiber which is stripped by machinery and used for making baskets, ropes, etc. This illustration shows flowers of the New Zealand Flax.
John H. Finley ed. Nelson's Perpetual Loose-Leaf Encyclopaedia (vol. 5) (New York, NY: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1917)