Silversword or Ahinahina Plant - The endangered plant since 1922, Ahinahina, exclusively grows only in the alpine regions of Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Haleakala. The tough skin of this plant is capable of enduring harsh weather conditions, especially snowy weather and intensive heat of the sun. Ahinahina plant is currently being cultivated and protected from external threats due to their threatened population.
The Endangered Silversword Plant is Indigenous Only to Mount Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii, USA Photographic Print
The rare Haleakala Silversword... only grows on Haleakala or Mauna Kea... the plant only flowers once at the end of its 15 to 50-year lifespan, and then disperses seeds and dies... photo by Forest and Kim Starr
Silversword, Haleakala Photograph by Guy Hamilton The rare silversword bloom in Haleakala National Park on Maui, Hawaii. This amazing plant only grows above 9,000-feet elevation and only on the island of Maui. It lives for 50 years, blooms only once in this spectacular display, and then dies. travel.nationalge...