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  • Similarities in appearance between kawakawa and kava plants.
    Rights: The University of Waikato Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato Published 15 June 2023 Size: 3.7 MB Referencing Hub media

    When settling in Aotearoa, early Māori found many plants that were similar in appearance to the plants from their Pacific home. The Kava plant found in the polynesian islands was one such plant. They named the species found in Aotearoa, Kawakawa.

    Kawakawa, Judi Lapsley Miller/CC BY 4.0. Kavakava, Kristina Adams/CC BY-NC 4.0, sourced from iNaturalistNZ.

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