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Javanese flatsedge

Scientific name: Cyperus Javanicus

Hawaiian Name: Ahu’awa

The long stocks of this sedge were pounded down into fiber and used for cordage. This crushed stock were also used to strain the pulp out of Awa root drink.  This plant  grows often in wetlands but also grows well in dry areas and it’s fibrous roots do a good job of controlling erosion.

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