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The rare Haleakala Silversword plant (Argyroxiphium sandwicense ssp. macrocephalum) in flower at Haleakala Crater, Maui, Hawaii.
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Silversword Maui, Hawaii ---saw these while we were up on Haleakala! I think I was told that's the only place they grow.

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The rare Haleakala Silversword plant (Argyroxiphium sandwicense ssp. macrocephalum) in flower at Haleakala Crater, Maui, Hawaii.

The rare Haleakala Silversword plant (Argyroxiphium sandwicense ssp. macrocephalum) in flower at Haleakala Crater, Maui, Hawaii.

Hawaiian Sunset With Flowering by Darlyne A. Murawski

Silversword Maui, Hawaii - Most amazingly beautiful site, it is like looking off the edge of the earth.

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Silver Sword plant found only in Halaekala National Park, Maui-Hawaii
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Silver Sword plant found only in Halaekala National Park, Maui-Hawaii

Silver Sword plant found only in Halaekala National Park, Maui-Hawaii
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Argyroxiphium sandwicense macrocephalum - silversword | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
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Silversword, indigenous to Haleakala Crater Maui, Hawaii. Reminds me of a Tahitian dancer with her skirts swirling!

Hawaiian Silversword - only grows on Maui up Haleakala

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"Global Warming May Have Severe Consequences for Rare Haleakalā Silversword Plants...New research published this week warns that global warming may have severe consequences for the silversword in its native habitat..."The silversword example foreshadows trouble for diversity in other biological hotspots,"..."and it also illustrates how even well-protected and relatively abundant species may succumb to climate-induced stresses..."
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Global warming may have severe consequences for rare Haleakalā silversword plants

A Haleakalā silversword (Argyroxiphium sandwicense) in bloom, with Haleakalā crater in the background on the island of Maui. CREDIT: Paul Krushelnycky, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Ahina'hina, aka the Silversword, only grows on the high elevation slopes of Haleakalā. It is a small ball of silvery succulent leaves for most of its 50 year life, then it sends up a foot stalk of purple flowers.

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"Global Warming May Have Severe Consequences for Rare Haleakalā Silversword Plants...New research published this week warns that global warming may have severe consequences for the silversword in its native habitat..."The silversword example foreshadows trouble for diversity in other biological hotspots,"..."and it also illustrates how even well-protected and relatively abundant species may succumb to climate-induced stresses..."

"Global Warming May Have Severe Consequences for Rare Haleakalā Silversword Plants...New research published this week warns that global warming may have severe consequences for the silversword in its native habitat..."The silversword example foreshadows trouble for diversity in other biological hotspots,"..."and it also illustrates how even well-protected and relatively abundant species may succumb to climate-induced stresses..."
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Bamboo Forest, Pīpīwai Trail, Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii
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Bamboo forest - Pīpīwai Hiking Trail, Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii ~ Great colour mixes from the deep purples in the rocks to the emerald greens of the light on the bamboo

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This is saturation because the greens and the purples really pop

Bamboo Forest, Pīpīwai Trail, Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii

Bamboo Forest, Pīpīwai Trail, Haleakala National Park, Maui, Hawaii
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The Silversword of Haleakala National Park on Maui. It only blooms once and grows no where else.
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The Silversword of Haleakala National Park on Maui. It only blooms once and grows no where else.

The Silversword of Haleakala National Park on Maui. It only blooms once and grows no where else.
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✯ View from the floor of Haleakala Crater - Hawaii
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✯ View from the floor of Haleakala Crater - Hawaii~i hiked out of here down to the ocean in my youth. Couldnt walk for a couple days~ bruised and bloodied feet~ but it sure was beautiful!

✯ View from the floor of Haleakala Crater - Hawaii

✯ View from the floor of Haleakala Crater - Hawaii

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