(New Zealand Flax) This is a group of tender perennials mainly grown for their handsome, colorful leaves. These plants, commonly known as New Zealand Flax, are natives of New Zealand. The word Phormium is derived from phormos, a basket, and refers to the use of the leaf fiber for basket makin...
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Phor'mi·um noun [ New Latin from Greek ... a plaited mat, a kind of plant.] (Botany) A genus of liliaceous plants, consisting of one species ( Phormium tenax ). See Flax-plant .
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<botany> A genus of liliaceous plants, consisting of one species (Phormium tenax). See Flax-plant. ... Origin: NL. Fr. Gr. A plaited mat, a kind of plant. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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• (n.) A genus of liliaceous plants, consisting of one species (Phormium tenax). See Flax-plant.
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a plant of the family agave (Agavaceae), and its fibre, belonging to the leaf fibre group. The plant is native to New Zealand, where the fibre, ... [1 related articles]
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New Zealand flax describes common New Zealand perennial plants Phormium tenax and Phormium cookianum, known by the Māori names harakeke and wharariki respectively. They are quite distinct from the Northern Hemisphere plant known as flax (Linum usitatissimum), but the genus was given the common nam...
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Phormium is a genus of hardy herbaceous plants native to New Zealand, and belonging to the family Liliaceae.
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