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Rengarenga

Arthropodium cirratum

Rengarenga is a species of herbaceous perennial plant, endemic to New Zealand, where it may once have been farmed. The leaves are 30–60 cm (12–24 in) long and 3–10 cm (1.2–3.9 in) wide. The flower stalk often reaches one metre, and bears many white six-petalled flowers, in groups of two or three, each about 2 cm (0.8 in) across. The stamens are tricoloured - purple and white, with yellow at the curled end. The roots are 2–3 cm (0.8–1.2 in) wide.

Rongoā

Educational

Purposes

Root steamed or boiled. Can be eaten for kai to provide energy

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Te Waka Rākau Charitable Trust's content is for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice or a substitute for medical treatment. Please consult your medical care provider before using herbal medicine. Make certain of your identification prior to harvesting any plant or mushroom as ingestion, application, or other use of some plants and mushrooms may cause illness or death.