Argyroxiphium sandwicense

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Argyroxiphium sandwicense
Haleakalā silversword (A. sandwicense subsp. macrocephalum)
Conservation status

Imperiled (NatureServe)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Argyroxiphium
Species: A. sandwicense
Binomial name
Argyroxiphium sandwicense

The plant species Argyroxiphium sandwicense is a kind of silversword. It is endemic to Hawaii. There are two subspecies which are separated by geography.[1] Both subspecies are rare, threatened, and federally protected.

Recent findings[edit]

The Hawaiian silversword flowers only once in its life of 20 to 90 years. It may not survive the ravages of climate change, according to a new study in Global Change Biology.[3]


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