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Phormium tenax. Hūhi. Swamp flax.

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hūhi; (sometimes written as hukihuri)

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1) Best 1898, 1907; inferior variety, grows in swamps.

2) Best 1942; variety with dark edged leaves

3) Williams 1971; i) hūhi = swamp ii) a variety of flax with dark edges to the leaves

4) Andersen 1907; inferior variety for rough work

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Roots of the Hūhi variety of flax are roasted and chewed as a cure for constipation (Best 1908)

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28 May 2007
2 July 2020
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