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Rough dubautia

Dubautia scabra


Hawaiian native, one of the 50 species known as the Silversword Alliance. It's also known as na'ena'e and kūpaoa. Its flowers are white.


These small plants were growing in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park at an altitude of no less than 4000 feet, on bare lava rock. This is unsurprising because it prefers foggy areas or barren lava fields.


The lava fields were vast and barren, devoid of many species except several pioneer species.

1 Species ID Suggestions

hpwra 11 years ago

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redyellgrn99 11 years ago

Sure thing. I appreciate the response. I only say it's amazing because it's true.

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 11 years ago

Thank you, Redyellgrn99. :)

redyellgrn99 11 years ago


mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 11 years ago

Hpwra, thank you for the ID!

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 11 years ago

Thanks, drP!

drP 11 years ago


mauna Kunzah
Spotted by
mauna Kunzah

Hilo, Hawaii, USA

Spotted on Jan 3, 2013
Submitted on Mar 31, 2013

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