Endangered Species Program
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Featured Species | Mauna Loa Silversword (07:57)

Host: Brynn Walling with Marie Bruegmann

Mauna Loa silversword (click to view larger)
Mauna Loa silversword.
Photo credit: Courtesy of the Volcano Rare Plant Facility.


Status: Endangered/ Listed on April 7, 1993
Scientific Name: Argyroxiphium kauense
Description: The Mauna Loa silversword is a giant rosette plant found only in the active volcano of Mauna Loa on the island of Hawaii.
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Last updated: August 31, 2012