Silversword plants (close-up), Maui, Hawaii 1979

Childs, Iraphne R. (1979) Silversword plants (close-up), Maui, Hawaii 1979. [Image]

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Close-up view of silversword plants (ahinahina - Argyroxiphium sandwicense ssp.sandwicense) dotting the landscape of Haleakala crater, Maui. This species is endemic to the high alpine zones of the Hawaiian volcanoes, Haleakala on Maui, and Mauna Loa and Mauna kea on the island of Hawaii. Silverswords produce a flower up to 8ft tall only once after growing for between 7-20 years. After flowering the plant dies. This image shows one plant that has already flowered and one young plant.

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Item Type: Image
Collection: Asia-Pacific Images: 1970s-1990s
Keywords: native plants; plants
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2013 13:02
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2014 19:38
Copyright Owner: Copyright Iraphne R. Childs.
CountryState or RegionCity or TownPlace
United States of AmericaHawaiiEast MauiHaleakala
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