Irish wildflowers

Photographs: Toormore, Co.Cork

New Zealand Flax
Phormium tenax
Líon na Nua-Shéalainne
Family: Lilaceae

Flowering: July-August. Perennial. Introduced. Garden escape.

Stemmed panicles of brownish/red and yellow flowers with protruding
stamens. Dark-brown seed capsules.
Large fans of tough, leathery, sword-shaped leaves with central fold.
Height: To 4m when flowering.

Occasional garden escape. Mainly coastal, SW and W Ireland.

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