About me

Plants and gardens around me.

A financial professional, plants have increasingly become a large part of my life, I grow and look for them in the wild. I am interested in ecological conservation and spreading the word of the good green lord.

‘Ohi’a lehua (Metrosideros polymorpha)

Search for native Hawaii plants to look for, and undoubtedly the name of ‘Ohi’a lehua will show up on the list. This charismatic plant is the most common native tree found in Hawaii. It is an evergreen, highly variable tree found on the six major islands. Its flowers are showy and come in various colors ranging from […]

‘Ama’uma’u fern (Sadleria cyatheoides)

Driving through the big island of Hawaii on the saddle road, the scenery changes drastically from vegetation introduced by ranches to hard lava rocks with little to no soil. Growing on it are some of the most versatile and hardy species of plants. These pioneer species are the first to inhabit rocky lava beds after the erupted […]

Pua Kala (Hawaiian prickly poppy)

Preferring to grow on the leeward side of islands, these beautiful native poppies of Hawaii grow in dry, sunny coastal areas and high elevations dry mountainous climate. It is the only native poppy found across the Hawaiian islands. It also is endemic to the state. The prickly poppy lives up to its name. The plant is covered […]

This blog is intended to keep a curated list of images and descriptions I create in one place. I found insitu pictures of native plants lacking on the internet and hence this is my effort to introduce them and raise awarness about the amazing biodiversity around us.


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