Native Plants at the
Nā Pōhaku o Hauwahine Restoration Project


spurflower (ebg) Plectranthus parviflorus
‘Ala‘ala wai nui wahine, spurflower

Scale = 5

NOTE: Spreads slowly and persists, although may die back somewhat in the dry season. This plant readily produces seeds and seedlings appear early in the wet season. Plants tolerate some shading, and this species was becoming a moderately common ground cover in some areas. More recently (2012), the species has become uncommon at Nā Pōhaku o Hauwahine, but still persists in several locations.


This photo taken in Kona Cocculus trilobus

Scale = 3

NOTE: This species actually first seen growing naturally on Pu‘u wai lani. Many plantings have been made around the site from seeds obtained in the wild, but none has survived to date. However, the plant on Pu‘u wai lani is still growing there (as of March 2010)

Population: 3 (July '08).


bastard sandalwood Myoporum sandwicense
Naio, bastard sandalwood

Scale = 5

NOTE: Starting in 2011, we saw numerous juvenile naio (seedlings) coming up around some of the adult plants, and these new plants have been growing quickly into shrubs.


Kamole is a common wetland plant Ludwigia octovalvis
primrose willow

Scale = 5

NOTE: Spreads rapidly in the spring. Most plants killed by wet season high water. Young plants appear in upland areas in wet season and sometimes persist.


`Ihi`ai is a common 'weed' Oxalis corniculata
‘Ihi ‘`ai
yellow wood sorrel

Scale = 5

NOTE: Wet season annual, becoming very abundant if encouraged by selective weeding of undesirable species. An early ground cover over exposed soil.


native plumbago (EBG) Plumbago zeylanica
‘Ilie‘e, hilie‘e, leadwort

Scale = 5

NOTE: Spreads steadily, eventually taking over as a ground cover, especially in areas of full or partial shade. Plants spreading by seeding and rooting at nodes. This species is now the main groundcover under our native forest trees.

Population: TNTC (12/09)