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Broussaisia arguta

Broussaisia arguta Gaudich.

Akiahala, Hawaiian Hydrangea, Kanawao, Kanawao Ulaula, Kanawau

Hydrangeaceae (Hydrangea family)

Synonym(s): Broussaisia arguta var. pellucida

USDA Symbol: BRAR6

USDA Native Status: HI (N)

 

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub , Tree
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 20 feet tall.
Fruit: Berry-like capsule, red to maroon or purple.

Bloom Information

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

Distribution

USA: HI
Native Habitat: Mesic to wet forests.

National Wetland Indicator Status

Region:AGCPAKAWCBEMPGPHIMWNCNEWMVE
Status: FAC
This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

Web Reference

Webref 43 - Hawaiian Native Plant Genera (2006) University of Hawaii
Webref 31 - Native Plants Hawai’i (2018) University of Hawaii
Webref 44 - Plants of Hawaii (1997) Starr Environmental

Additional resources

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

Metadata

Record Modified: 2020-11-02
Research By: CBR

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