Monthly Archives: December 2011

It’s a White Christmas from the Hawaiian Forest

The holiday season is full of magic and warmth and giving, no matter where in the world you happen to be. But growing up in the Midwest, I’ve grown to miss the Christmas of my youth. This past hike into … Continue reading

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Getting to know your Hawaiian Lobeliads #16: Lobelia niihauensis

Lobelia niihauensis Conservation Status: Rare Distribution: Ni’ihau, Kaua’i, O’ahu (Northern Wai’anae Mts) Date photographed: 8/10/2011 *Identification: Form– Stems woody, prostrate, 2-4 dm long. Leaves– Leaves narrowly elliptic or oblanceolate; 7-15 cm long, 0.7-1.8 cm wide; sessile or subsessile. Flower– hypanthium obconical to … Continue reading

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