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ʻāhinahina / ʻā.hina.hina / Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

1. n., Same as ʻāhina #1, ʻāhina #2.

2. n., The silversword (Argyroxiphium sandwicense 🌐), a native plant found only at altitudes of 1,870 m or more on Maui and Hawaiʻi; the many long silvery leaves forming a rounded rosette to 60 cm in diameter; about a hundred purplish, daisy-like flowers borne on an erect, leafy stem, which is about 1.8 m high.

  • References:
    • Neal 845–7.

3. n., A native spreading shrub to 1 m high, (Artemisia australis 🌐); leaves divided into narrow segments, hoary on under side; flowers in panicles, small, daisy-like.

  • References:
    • Neal 852.

4. Same as hinahina #2, Florida moss.

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ʻāhinahina / A-HI-NA-HI-NA / Andrews Haw to Eng,

adj., Very light blue; gray; slate color. Oihk. 13:37.

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ʻāhinahina / A-HI-NA-HI-NA / Andrews Haw to Eng,

s., Name of a species of grass.

2. Name of a plant living in cold, dry places; so named from its color, a light silver gray; known as the "silver sword."

3. The life-everlasting plant.

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ʻāhinahina / ă-hĭ'-nă-hĭ'-nă / Parker Haw to Eng,

adj., Very light blue gray; slate color.

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ʻāhinahina / ă-hĭ'-nă-hĭ'-nă / Parker Haw to Eng,

The silversword (Argyroxiphium sandwicense). A shrub growing on Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Haleakala, at elevations of 7,000 to 12,000 feet.

Tags: flora Hawaiʻi Maui

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