Snapshot: Wao Ilima

wao ilima

Here in Hawaii, it is said that the upland forest is called the wao akua: the realm of the gods. Few people entered the forests. Where people did live was called the wao kanaka: the realm of man. But I had also heard of the wao ilima: the realm of ilima (Sida fallax). After coming across this open meadow of almost pure ilima I can see why there were places with this name.

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