Taro facts

Taro is a plant with wide green leaves that has veins that take in food from the sun. There is a soft, smooth stalk that connects the leaves to the taro root.

At the bottom (the main root) it looks like a coconut, and the smaller roots that look like hair take up water and minerals from the soil.

leaves- luau (Samoan) lu (Tongan) lau lu (Niuean)

root- talo (Tongan, Samoan, Niuean) taro (Cook Island, Māori)