New Zealand Flax (Flowers)

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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.


flax, Botany


John H. Finley ed. Nelson's Perpetual Loose-Leaf Encyclopaedia (vol. 5) (New York, NY: Thomas Nelson and Sons, 1917)


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