One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A wiry reedlike plant of southern Africa, used for thatching and brooms.
Genus Restio, family Restionaceae: many species
- ‘Restio quadratus is a fast growing restio reaching approx 2m in height, forming a striking clump of architectural foliage when mature.’
- ‘Restios are dioecious -- meaning male and female flowers are borne on different plants, and sometimes these plants can be quite different in form.’
Modern Latin (genus name), from Latin restis ‘a rope’.
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