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Haleakalā silversword

Argyroxiphium sandwicense


Hundreds of silver leaves, and a long, silver, sword-like, flower grows and blooms out the center, up to 2 meters tall, then it seeds and dies.


Endemic to Mt. Haleakalā on Maui, HI.

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1 Comment

MrsPbio 8 years ago

I remember seeing these plants as a young girl in the 80's! Fascinating , arent they?

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Spotted on Dec 15, 2012
Submitted on Dec 21, 2012

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