The Norfolk Island Palm is prominent along gullies in or near the national park, but rare elsewhere on the island. It reaches 10 m in height. Fruits are an attractive bright red when ripe and are a favourite food of the green parrot. The growing tip of the Norfolk Island Palm was used by early settlers as a vegetable, reportedly tasting of nuts when raw and artichoke and cooked. It didn't agree with everybody – at least one convict is recorded as having died after overeating this palm ‘cabbage’. Removal of the tip kills the palm. Ribs from the palm fronds were used for making brooms, and the fronds woven into baskets.