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Haleakalā Crater | Silversword
WI_hw307a.jpg Haleakalā Crater  |  SilverswordThumbnailsHaleakalā  |  Science City

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.

Monday 9 August 2010 by Martin Mergili in Australia and Oceania / Hawai'i | Maui (4653 visits)