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alena Pukui-Elbert Haw to Eng,

n., A lowland perennial weed (Boerhaavia 🌐 repens), with long, thin, prostrate branches, bearing small leaves and flowers. The swollen roots were used medicinally, acting as a diuretic.

  • References:
    • Neal 336–7.

Tags: flora health medicine

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Alena (ā-lē'nă): / ā-lē'nă / Parker Haw to Eng,

yellowish. Land section, Kipahulu, Maui.

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