Ewa Hinahina

Achyranthes splendens [Amaranthaceae]
Hawaii Native

Ewa hinahina is an increasingly rare native shrub that grows from two to six feet high. Its natural habitat is at very low elevations, generally below 100 feet, in open, dry forests and thickets where there is rocky soil. As with so many other native dry forest species, ewa hinahina is threatened by habitat loss. It may still survive on the western coast of O`ahu, in Kalaupapa on Moloka`i, and in isolated sites on Lana`i and Maui.

A. splendens var. rotundata is officially listed as an endangered species.

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