Cyperus hillebrandii var. hillebrandii

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Plant Habit: Grass/Grass-like

'Ahu'awa

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Posted by Metrosideros (Puna, HI - Zone 10b) on Feb 26, 2015 10:14 AM

Hawaiian Botanists call this Mariscus hillebrandii subsp. hillebrandii.

An unusual native Sedge, which grows on lava rocks in mesic to dry forest.

The name 'Ahu'awa refers to the Hawaiian use of the plant to arrange a number of the stems to form a strainer.

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