Silverswords on Haleakala (IMG_0110)

Silverswords (‘ahinahina) on Haleakala (IMG_0110). Taken by Mark Feezell on May 30, 2019. Dedicated to the Public Domain in 2024. No use restrictions. Soli Deo gloria

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About silverswords: Silverswords (‘ahinahina in Hawaiian) are plants that grow on the upper slopes of only two mountains: Haleakala volcano on the island of Maui and Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii. After a lifespan of decades, the silversword creates a single tall flower stalk, releases seeds, and dies. The photo above shows a silversword that has finished its life surrounded by all the new, young silverswords it birthed. Click here to see more photos of silverswords.

photos, Hawaii, Maui, national parks, plants


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