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Warming climate could be silversword’s toughest challenge

KI‘AI MOKU

June 8, 2014
By LISSA FOX STROHECKER , for The Maui News

The Haleakala silversword is one of Maui's most spectacular native plants. Known as ahinahina to Hawaiians and Argyroxiphium sandwicense subsp. Macrocephalum to botanists, it is the quintessential plant of Haleakala Crater and grows nowhere else on Earth. This much-loved species has survived many threats over the last century, but a warming climate may prove its toughest challenge yet.

 
 
 

 

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