Haleakalā Crater | Silversword
Argyroxiphium sandwicense. The endangered silversword only occurs on Haleakalā and - with very few individuals of another subspecies - on Mauna Kea. The plants flower once in lifetime. Plant species with large groundsels and huge inflorescences are observed in various tropical and subtropical high-mountain areas.
- giant rosette, high-mountain ecosystems, mountainscape, plant, puna
- Monday 9 August 2010 by Martin Mergili in Australia and Oceania / Hawai'i | Maui (4653 visits)