One of Alixene Curtis' Pingao 'Princesses'

One of Alixene Curtis' Pingao 'Princesses'

Pingao, the NZ golden sand sedge (Ficinia spiralis) is a coastal plant which grows on active sand dunes and has the effect of stabilising them. It is lovely and tough - able to grow closer to the water's edge than any other such sand binding plant. It was apparently widespread, but became endangered following the arrival of European colonists.

Pingao, the NZ golden sand sedge (Ficinia spiralis) is a coastal plant which grows on active sand dunes and has the effect of stabilising them. It is lovely and tough - able to grow closer to the water's edge than any other such sand binding plant. It was apparently widespread, but became endangered following the arrival of European colonists.

TE KAUAE RUNGA pingao stunning super fine mahi of the aatua

TE KAUAE RUNGA pingao stunning super fine mahi of the aatua

Karmen Thomson - kete Pingao

Karmen Thomson - kete Pingao

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