Thursday, June 09, 2016

The Ahinahina or Silversword

Finally got my very first shot of the beautiful, fascinating, and elusive ahinahina or more commonly known as the Silversword. It’s a rare and endangered plant native only to the island of Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii.

What is fascinating about the Silversword is how it flowers. It can live for 40-50 years before flowering once and only once. After it flowered a single time, the entire plant dies.