As a change from butterflies.....flowers.
2 versions, V1 is my favourite.
This plant's tough sword-shaped leaves grow up to 3m tall, and the rigid flower stalk can grow up to 5m long, towering high above the foliage. The flowers grow in curving tube-like clumps, turning bright red when mature, and produce unusually high quantities of nectar. This accounts for the numerous bees I found visiting the flowers.
The Maoris use its economic fibres to make clothing, baskets, mats, fishing nets, rope, bags, sandals, rigging, roofing, torches and rafts.
Flowers and plants
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