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Kahili ginger

Hedychium gardnerianum


Kahili ginger in bloom


Tropical upland ecosystem of mixed native and alien species


Spotted along the Munro Trail near the summit of Lanaihale. Native to the Himalaya, and widely cultivated for its attractive flowers, kahili ginger is nevertheless regarded as an invasive weed in Hawaii.

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Allen Hoof
Spotted by
Allen Hoof

Lāna‘i City, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Sep 18, 1999
Submitted on Dec 1, 2012

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