Sunday, January 31, 2010

Today's Hawaiian Plant

The first half-mile or so of the trail off Hao Street features numerous examples of today's native Hawaiian plant, 'ie'ie. This morning a small ohia tree supporting a huge rack of twisting 'ie'ie had fallen across the trail, blocking it.
Here's 'ie'ie in its more usual incarnation, climbing a large ohia tree.

'Ie'ie is, as it appears to be, a relative of the Hala, or pandanus.
This morning was a lovely cool morning for a walk.

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