Distinctive NZ plant tolerant of wet, dry, warm, cold, high and low fertility soil which grows throughout NZ from sand dunes and coastal cliffs to swamps, rivers edges and mountains. It makes excellent shelter and health food for lives stock. Flowers attract native birds. Great for revegetation. . Foliage grows to 2m with flower heads to 3-4m. Since flax is used so much for ecological work we harvest seed from around Northland.