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early ʻāhinahina blooms

April 9, 2014

Spring is in the air at Haleakalā National Park. These ʻāhinahina were found in bloom a few months ahead of schedule. Normally, the Haleakalā silversword blooms in the summer months (approx. July – September), but premature blooms are not unheard of. Unfortunately, blooming silverswords need to be in close proximity to one another in order to cross-polinate. As a result, these ʻāhinahina probably won’t create many viable seeds, but they sure are beautiful. For more information on the Haleakalā ʻāhinahina, contact jesse_felts@partner.nps.gov.

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Photo courtesy of Eric Hepler

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Photo courtesy of Eric Hepler

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Photo courtesy of Jesse Felts

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  1. April 9, 2014 9:50 am

    A spectacular, albeit early reminder of nature’s amazing beauty. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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