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Achyranthes splendens var. atollensis

Achyranthes splendens Mart. ex Moq. var. atollensis (H. St. John) Govaerts

Hawaii Chaff Flower, Hawaii Chaff-flower

Amaranthaceae (Amaranth family)

Synonym(s): Achyranthes atollensis

USDA Symbol: ACSPA2

USDA Native Status: HI (N), PB (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.
Fruit: Fruit is also known as a pyxidium or a utricle.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Green
Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct , Nov , Dec

Distribution

USA: HI
Native Habitat: Low elevation open, dry forests, open talus or rocky slopes and coralline plains.

Additional resources

USDA: Find Achyranthes splendens var. atollensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Achyranthes splendens var. atollensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Achyranthes splendens var. atollensis

Metadata

Record Modified: 2020-10-27
Research By: CBR

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