Story: Te ngahere – forest lore

Pōhutukawa flower (2nd of 4)

Pōhutukawa flower

When pōhutukawa blooms, summer has arrived. The boiled juice of the inner plant was a cure for diarrhoea.

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Rāwiri Taonui, 'Te ngahere – forest lore - Flowering plants', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/14083/pohutukawa-flower (accessed 20 October 2019)

Story by Rāwiri Taonui, published 24 Sep 2007