JungleDragon is a nature and wildlife community for photographers, travellers and anyone who loves nature. We're genuine, free, ad-free and beautiful.

Join

New Zealand Flax flower head A lovely accent plant, capable of growing to 3 metres in width and 2 metres in height. A slow growing perennial, loving a full sun location. <br />
These tall, eye-catching flower heads are very attractive to birds and insects and I always look forward to this time of year to see them in my garden developing, flowering and then the seed pods forming. <br />
Flax is named for its fibrous leaves, which can be used to make baskets and textiles. The Māori names for these plants are harakeke and kōrari.<br />
<br />
<br />
 Asphodelaceae,Australia,Flora,Garden,Geotagged,Phormium tenax,Spring,botany,flower head,new zealand flax,plant Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

New Zealand Flax flower head

A lovely accent plant, capable of growing to 3 metres in width and 2 metres in height. A slow growing perennial, loving a full sun location.
These tall, eye-catching flower heads are very attractive to birds and insects and I always look forward to this time of year to see them in my garden developing, flowering and then the seed pods forming.
Flax is named for its fibrous leaves, which can be used to make baskets and textiles. The Māori names for these plants are harakeke and kōrari.


    comments (1)

  1. WOW! Gorgeous display! Posted 4 months ago

Sign in or Join in order to comment.

''Phormium tenax'' is an evergreen perennial plant native to New Zealand and Norfolk Island that is an important fibre plant and a popular ornamental plant. The plant grows as a clump of long, straplike leaves, up to two metres long, from which arises a much taller flowering shoot, with dramatic yellow or red flowers.

The fibre has been widely used since the arrival of Māori to New Zealand, originally in Māori traditional textiles and also in rope and sail making after the arrival of.. more

Species identified by Ruth Spigelman
View Ruth Spigelman's profile

By Ruth Spigelman

All rights reserved
Uploaded Nov 25, 2018. Captured Nov 3, 2018 09:01 in 38 Ridge St, Merewether NSW 2291, Australia.
  • Canon EOS 60D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/197s
  • ISO200
  • 100mm