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Argyroxiphium sandwicense (Hawai'i silversword)
Loughmiller, Campbell and Lynn

Argyroxiphium sandwicense

Argyroxiphium sandwicense DC.

Hawai'I Silversword

Asteraceae (Aster Family)

Synonym(s):

USDA Symbol: ARSA5

USDA Native Status: HI (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Flower: The flower head has 50-600 disk florets.
Fruit:
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep , Oct
Bloom Notes: This plant flowers once after 40-50 years, produces seed, and then dies.

Distribution

USA: HI

Additional resources

USDA: Find Argyroxiphium sandwicense in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Argyroxiphium sandwicense in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Argyroxiphium sandwicense

Metadata

Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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