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Brighamia rockii

Brighamia rockii H. St. John

Molokai Ohaha, Cabbage-on-a-stick, Alula, Haha, Pua Ala

Campanulaceae (Bellflower family)

Synonym(s): Brighamia remyi


USDA Native Status: HI (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 15 feet tall.
Leaf: Cluster of leaves atop a narrow stocky trunk.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Sep , Oct


Native Distribution: Listed as endangered in the United States.
Native Habitat: Coastal cliffs and steep slopes.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Threatened & Endangered Status

USFWS Species Profile: Q1TS
Status: Endangered
Historic Range: U.S.A. (HI)
Critical Habitat: 17.96(a)
Special Rules: N/A
This information is derived from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Serrvice Environmental Conservation Online System.

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


Record Modified: 2021-03-12
Research By: CBR

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