2. (noun) rock lily, New Zealand lily, Arthropodium cirratum - a native plant with light green, broad and strap-like, glossy leaves and white flowers with yellow and purple centres, star-like on spindly, branching stalks. Grows in the North Island and the northern South Island, mostly on sea cliffs.
(Te Māhuri Study Guide (Ed. 1): 98;)
Koirā a ia i kī ai: 'Māku anō e hanga tōku nei whare. Ko te tāhuhu he hīnau ko ngā poupou he māhoe, patatē. Me whakatupu ki te hua o te rengarenga, me whakapakari ki te hua o te kawariki.' (TTR 1994:134) / That's why he said: 'I myself shall build my house. The ridge-pole will be of hīnau and the supporting posts of māhoe and patatē. Raise the people with the fruit of the rengarenga, strengthened them with the fruits of the kawariki.'
3. (noun) beach spinach, New Zealand spinach, Tetragonia tetragonioides, and climbing New Zealand spinach, Tetragonia implexicoma - similar native plants with round to heart-shaped, alternating, thick, fleshy leaves glistening with a fine powder. Have small, yellow flowers in spring. Creeping plants with stems and leaves often reddish. Found on sand dunes, beach gravel, and rocks.
See also kōkihi