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Front view illustration of a Koa tree, endemic to the Hawaiian islands. There are actually two species of koa native to Hawaii. The large forest koa is well known around the world for the beautiful hard wood. Koa's smaller cousin, koai?a, that once grew in the lowlands of most of the main Hawaiian Islands, has an even harder wood that is much prized for its gnarled grain

Acacia koa (Koa tree)

Front view illustration of a Koa tree, endemic to the Hawaiian islands. There are actually two species of koa native to Hawaii. The large forest koa is well known around the world for the beautiful hard wood. Koa's smaller cousin, koai?a, that once grew in the lowlands of most of the main Hawaiian Islands, has an even harder wood that is much prized for its gnarled grain

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Acacia koa (Koa tree)

Pickleweed is an invasive or introduced plant in Hawaii. It has succulent, brilliant green leaves and is common in salt marshes and tidal shorelines. It grows slowly in soils with high salt concentrations and areas with seawater overwash where it suffers little competition from other plants. The species manages salts by sequestering them in cell vacuoles and eventually shedding the leaves

Batis maritima (Pickleweed)

Pickleweed is an invasive or introduced plant in Hawaii. It has succulent, brilliant green leaves and is common in salt marshes and tidal shorelines. It grows slowly in soils with high salt concentrations and areas with seawater overwash where it suffers little competition from other plants. The species manages salts by sequestering them in cell vacuoles and eventually shedding the leaves

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Batis maritima (Pickleweed)

Front view illustration of an Aweoweo, endemic to the Hawaiian islands. Native water and land birds (e.g., Nihoa finch), and seabirds use Aweoweo for food, nesting material or nesting sites. Early Hawaiians used the wood to form shark hooks (makau mano) fitted with bone points. Aweoweo leaves and shoots were wrapped in ti leaves, cooked and eaten in times of food scarcity by early Hawaiians

Chenopodium oahuense (Aweoweo)

Front view illustration of an Aweoweo, endemic to the Hawaiian islands. Native water and land birds (e.g., Nihoa finch), and seabirds use Aweoweo for food, nesting material or nesting sites. Early Hawaiians used the wood to form shark hooks (makau mano) fitted with bone points. Aweoweo leaves and shoots were wrapped in ti leaves, cooked and eaten in times of food scarcity by early Hawaiians

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Chenopodium oahuense (Aweoweo)

Symbol showing a tree damaged by wind, lightning strike or other disturbance

Damaged tree

Symbol showing a tree damaged by wind, lightning strike or other disturbance

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Damaged tree

Illustration of a dead tree with exposed roots

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Illustration of a dead tree with exposed roots

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Dead tree 4

Front view of a Wiliwili tree, endemic to the Hawaiian islands. It is typically found in dry forests on leeward island slopes up to an elevation of 600 m

Erythrina sandwicensis (Wiliwili)

Front view of a Wiliwili tree, endemic to the Hawaiian islands. It is typically found in dry forests on leeward island slopes up to an elevation of 600 m

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Erythrina sandwicensis (Wiliwili)

Illustration of a generic tree in the fall (Autumn)

Generic tree: fall

Illustration of a generic tree in the fall (Autumn)

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Generic tree: fall

Illustration of a generic tree in blossom in the spring

Generic tree: spring

Illustration of a generic tree in blossom in the spring

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Generic tree: spring

Illustration of a generic tree in summer

Generic tree: summer

Illustration of a generic tree in summer

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Generic tree: summer

Illustration of a generic tree in winter

Generic tree: winter

Illustration of a generic tree in winter

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Generic tree: winter

Illustration of Intsia bijuga (Ifilele), a tree used traditionally in Samoa to carve 'Ava bowls. The tree is endangered in many places in Southeast Asia due to extensive logging, and is classified as Vulnerable by the IUCN

Intsia bijuga (Ifilele)

Illustration of Intsia bijuga (Ifilele), a tree used traditionally in Samoa to carve 'Ava bowls. The tree is endangered in many places in Southeast Asia due to extensive logging, and is classified as Vulnerable by the IUCN

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Intsia bijuga (Ifilele)

In Hawaiian, this common flowering vine is called pohuehue. It was used by ancient Hawaiians for cordage, leaves as shade for fish traps, and medicinally

Ipomoea pes-caprae (Beach Morning Glory)

In Hawaiian, this common flowering vine is called pohuehue. It was used by ancient Hawaiians for cordage, leaves as shade for fish traps, and medicinally

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Ipomoea pes-caprae (Beach Morning Glory)

Front view illustration of a West Indian Lantana. It is a weed of cultivated land, fence lines, pastures, rangelands, and waste places.  It thrives in dry and wet regions and often grows in valleys, mountain slopes, and coastal areas. It is somewhat shade-tolerant and, therefore, can become the dominant understory in open forests or in tropical tree crops. In pastures it forms dense thickets which shade out and encroach upon desirable pasture plants.  With time it can form pure stands over large areas, the

Lantana camara (West Indian Lantana)

Front view illustration of a West Indian Lantana. It is a weed of cultivated land, fence lines, pastures, rangelands, and waste places. It thrives in dry and wet regions and often grows in valleys, mountain slopes, and coastal areas. It is somewhat shade-tolerant and, therefore, can become the dominant understory in open forests or in tropical tree crops. In pastures it forms dense thickets which shade out and encroach upon desirable pasture plants. With time it can form pure stands over large areas, the

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Lantana camara (West Indian Lantana)

Known as Koa haole (foreign koa) in Hawaii, or leucaena, is abundant as a weed in dry lowlands of Hawaii, often forming dense thickets in lowlands and lower mountain slopes of 2500 ft (762 m) altitude

Leucaena leucocephala (White Leadtree)

Known as Koa haole (foreign koa) in Hawaii, or leucaena, is abundant as a weed in dry lowlands of Hawaii, often forming dense thickets in lowlands and lower mountain slopes of 2500 ft (762 m) altitude

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Leucaena leucocephala (White Leadtree)

Illustration of Merremia peltata, a common invasive on Pacific Island nations

Merremia peltata

Illustration of Merremia peltata, a common invasive on Pacific Island nations

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Merremia peltata

The image depicts a yellow mulberry attached to a stem with five large green leaves on it

Morinda Citrifolia (Indian Mulberry)

The image depicts a yellow mulberry attached to a stem with five large green leaves on it

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Morinda Citrifolia (Indian Mulberry)

Wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera) is the most common shrub in the  areas behind the ocean dunes and protected from salt spray. It is an evergreen whose berries are eaten by tree swallows and myrtle warblers, and that provides cover for small rodents and rabbits

Myrica cerifera (wax myrtle)

Wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera) is the most common shrub in the areas behind the ocean dunes and protected from salt spray. It is an evergreen whose berries are eaten by tree swallows and myrtle warblers, and that provides cover for small rodents and rabbits

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Myrica cerifera (wax myrtle)

Illustration of a common species of the Pandanus Genus

Pandanus spp

Illustration of a common species of the Pandanus Genus

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Pandanus spp

Front view illustration of a Freycinet Sandalwood, endemic to the Hawaiian islands. It is found in the mesic to dry forests of O'ahu. The fragrant wood of this shrub or small tree has history as a significant trade commodity through the mid 19th century. Ancient Hawaiians also used the wood, bark and leaves

Santalum freycinetianum (Freycinet Sandalwood)

Front view illustration of a Freycinet Sandalwood, endemic to the Hawaiian islands. It is found in the mesic to dry forests of O'ahu. The fragrant wood of this shrub or small tree has history as a significant trade commodity through the mid 19th century. Ancient Hawaiians also used the wood, bark and leaves

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Santalum freycinetianum (Freycinet Sandalwood)

Illustration of Spathodea campanulata (African Tulip), a common invasive species in many tropical areas, including Samoa and Fiji

Spathodea campanulata (African Tulip)

Illustration of Spathodea campanulata (African Tulip), a common invasive species in many tropical areas, including Samoa and Fiji

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Spathodea campanulata (African Tulip)

Highbush blueberry is one of the most important plants in the blueberry family. It is found around wetlands, in woodland clearings, and open meadows, and provides food for many birds and a few mammals

Vaccinium corymbosum (Highbush blueberry)

Highbush blueberry is one of the most important plants in the blueberry family. It is found around wetlands, in woodland clearings, and open meadows, and provides food for many birds and a few mammals

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Vaccinium corymbosum (Highbush blueberry)

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