Silversword Plant -Haleakala

Maui Hawaii Tourist Information and Vacation Guide

Silversword plants (called Ahinahina in Hawaiian) are the attractive metallic looking plants that grow on the Haleakala Volcano in Maui Hawaii.

These rare plants are are indigenous to this high altitude region.

Silversword Plant at the summit of the Haleakala Volcano
Silversword Plant in Maui Hawaii

The silver leaves serve as protection against the harsh rays of the sun.  The air is quite thin at the top of the 10,000 foot volcano.

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