Pomaderris kumaraho Kumerahou, Gumdiggers soap.
Leaves 5-8cm. long with prominent veins and midribs. A shrub to 3m.
Flowers numerous and bright yellow in spring.
North Cape to Bay of Plenty
Kumarahou is a medicinal plant. It makes a lather if the leaves and flowers are crushed and stirred in a bowl of water. A functional lather and soap like product is made. A plant of northern gumlands and clay banks.
If you wish to learn more about native plants I suggest one of these natural history books from fishpond
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