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

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

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Close-up view of silversword plant (ahinahina - Argyroxiphium sandwicense ssp.sandwicense) adjacent to the carpark at the summit road of Haleakala volcano, East 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.

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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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