It contains a phormium tenax that I wouldn't lose on any account.
The slave girls stick unthreshed slips of the phormium tenax in their skirts, thus giving immoderate fulness to their bodies.
New Zealand flax (phormium tenax), a kind of marsh hemp, yields a fibre used in making cordage.
The robes of New Zealand flax (phormium tenax), and especially the feather robes, evince their aptitude and taste.
The more important fibres of this class are manila, sisal, phormium.