Important Things to Know

Maunakea silversword


The Maunakea silverword is adapted to the harsh conditions on Maunakea, and is only found on the slopes of Maunakea.
Category:Environment General 

The ʻĀhinahina (silversword) is in the sunflower family, and has gone through adaptive radiation throughout the Hawaiian Archipelago.  This unique plant only flowers once in it's lifetime between 25 and 50 years, and then it dies. The Maunakea silversword is specific to Maunakea and is found nowhere else on earth!  For more information on the silversword visit the Flora and Links in the Environment tab.


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