"Flax (2) ? Sweet Nectar for the Honeyeaters" Methven Favorite Tip by Kakapo2

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  Flax flowers attract certain bird species.
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The flowers of the flax plant are called Korari. The colour is from yellow to orange and red. The pollen is an important food source for honeyeaters like the bellbird and tui. Silvereyes (waxeyes) also love flax pollen, and often whole flocks hang on the stakes.

Flax does not flower consistently every year. Only if the temperatures are mild from April to June (NZ autumn months) they have a lot of flowers in spring.

If you are interested in the above mentioned birds keep on looking for them on flowering flax in open country.

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  • Written Aug 3, 2008
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