Argyroxiphium sandwicense

Plant transformation

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    Argyroxiphium sandwicense @ Maui Iland(Hawaii)

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    Argyroxiphium sandwicense @ Maui Iland(Hawaii)

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    Argyroxiphium sandwicense @ Maui Iland(Hawaii)

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    Argyroxiphium sandwicense @ Maui Iland(Hawaii)

Basic information

Flower Name
Argyroxiphium sandwicense
Formal Name
Argyroxiphium sandwicense
Alias
Silver swords
Habitat
Only the island of Maui and the Himalayas
Morph
Alpine shrub

Comment

Silver swords (Scientific name: Argyroxiphium sandwicense) is an alpine shrub belonging to the Asteraceae genus. This species is a growing plant that transforms and grows only in Haleakala mountain in Maui , Mauna Kea in Hawaii Island, and Himalayas. The flower name is based on saying that it is a sword-shaped leaf covered with silver hair. The flower is a head flower consisting of a purple tongue-shaped flower and a tubular flower with a yellow tip and purplish red. Extend the inflorescences into the flower stems from between the leaves and add 100 to 500 head flowers. In 10 to 50 years the fertile flowers will bloom and leave the seeds will die and die. Fertilization is an insect flower made by a bee called Hylaeus volcanica, a Hawaiian species. Please see

Detailed information

Order
Asterales
Family
Asteraceae
Genus
Argyroxiphium
Species
A. sandwicense
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Racemous Inflorescence
Petal shape
capitate corolla
Leaf type
Sword
Leaf edge
Hair
Flowering place
Specific area
Color
Red
Season
JunJulAugSepOct
Height
200 ~ 300 [cm]
Diameter
2.5 ~ 3

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