Very large dense tussocks of flaccid divided bluish leaves up to 1.5m in length, the segments very long and narrow, about 4mm wide. Stems very stout, up to 2m tall with an oblong racemose inflorescence bearing long spreading spines. Lowland and hill grasslands, both main New Zealand islands.
Requires cold stratification and germination can take over a year.
Native to, New Zealand
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