Near the summit of Haleakalā volcano, in alpine desert grow unusual plants. These plants – Haleakala silverswords (Argyroxiphium sandwicense subsp. macrocephalum) – grow up to 2 meters tall and flower once per 15 – 50 years. This is the only find of this succulent plant.

Location, GPS coordinates:20.72731 N 156.20491 W
Categories:Ecosystems
Values:Biology, Visual
Rating:2.5 out of 10 stars
Where is located?Oceania, United States, Hawaii, Maui, around the summit of Haleakalā volcano

Haleakala silversword grove on the map
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