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Haleakalā Crater | Silversword
WI_hw305a.jpg Haleakalā Crater  |  Tephra layersThumbnailsHaleakalā Crater  |  Silversword

Argyroxiphium sandwicense. Silverswords occur only on Haleakalā and - with very few individuals of another subspecies - on Mauna Kea. The species is endangered mainly due to climate change. The plants flower once in lifetime.

Monday 9 August 2010 by Martin Mergili in Australia and Oceania / Hawai'i | Maui (4651 visits)