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The native flora of the lowland dry forest is incredibly resilient and unique with many species occurring nowhere else in the world. Unfortunately, many of our beloved plants are threatened due to habitat loss, invasive species, wildfire, and generations of poor land stewardship. The Waikōloa Dry Forest Preserve has become an important sanctuary and habitat for our native plants. Today, you can find dozens of natives thriving in the preserve!

Meet the Plants

‘Akia

Wikstromia pulcherrima

‘Aweoweo

Chenopodium oahuense

‘Āwikiwiki

Canavalia hawaiiensis

‘Iliahi

Santalum ellipticum

‘ilie’e

Plumbago zeylaniza

‘Ilima

Sida fallax

‘Ohai

Sesbania tomentosa

‘Ohe makai

Polyscias sandwicensis

‘Uhaloa

Waltheria indica

‘A’ali’i

Dodonaea viscosa

Alahe’e

Psydrax odorata

Lance Fern

Doryopteris decora

Hau hele ‘ula

Kokia drynarioides

Hō’awa

Pittosporum spp.

Ko’oloa’ula

Abutilon menziesii

Koai’a

Acacia koaia

Kolomona

Senna gaudichaudii

Kupali’i

Plectranthus parviflorus

Ma’o hau hele

Hibiscus brackenridgei

Maiapilo

Capparis sandwichiana

Māmane

Sophora chrysophylla

Pā’ūohi’iaka

Jacquemontia ovalifolia

Pōhinahina

Vitex rotundifolia

Pua kala

Argemone glauca

Wiliwili

Erythrina sandwicensis

Uhiuhi

Mezoneuron kavaiense
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