Species of the Month: ‘Āhinahina (Ka‘ū Silversword)

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Birds eye view of an ahinahina plant, wet with dew or rain.

Each month, the members of Hui Hō‘ai ‘Ike highlight a species unique or culturally significant to Hawaiʻi through a Species of the Month feature. Learn more about the biology and cultural connections of the many species that we work so hard to conserve here in Hawaiʻi.

The month of May recognizes ‘āhinahina (Ka‘ū silversword) as the species of the month! Learn more about this incredible Hawaiian plant.

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Welcome to the Pacific Islands Fish and Wildlife Office! We are part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's ecological services program. Here we work closely with partners to conserve fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats throughout Pacific Islands. The areas we help to protect include the...
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