Haleakala silversword grove

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Haleakala silversword grove
Haleakala silversword grove. / Forest Starr and Kim Starr, Flickr / CC BY 2.0
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 5 stars (2.5 / 5)
Where is located? Oceania, United States, Hawaii, Maui, around the summit of Haleakalā volcano

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