Saving the Hawaiian Flora: A Strategy for Survival

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Saving the Hawaiian Flora: A Strategy for Survival

The pua kala, Argemone glauca, is endemic to Hawai‘i and is most commonly found in coastal dry shrub lands on the leeward side of the Islands. The sap and seeds of this plant have been used in treating toothaches, ulcers, and warts.

Learn about the ongoing efforts to save Hawai‘i’s unique plants.

On Tuesday, Sept. 12, Chipper Wichman, director and CEO of the National Tropical Botanical Garden, will be speaking on the origins of the Hawaii Strategy for Plant Conservation and how it’s producing impressive results, at the Kaua‘i Community College Cafeteria from 5:30 p.m.

Join Chipper to learn how NTBG and its statewide partners are coordinating to conserve some of the world’s most imperiled plants through a highly coordinated action plan that holds valuable lessons for plant conservation efforts around the world.

The event is free and open to the public. This lecture is offered at the KCC Campus Center Cafeteria

KCC is at 3-1901 Kaumuali’i Hwy. in Puhi. Call 245-8280 for more information.

Koki‘o ‘ula ‘ula, endemic to the island of Kaua‘i and restricted to the northwestern portion of the island between 150m and 890m in elevation.

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Léo Azambuja, editor of For Kaua‘i, has won multiple journalism awards in the state of Hawai‘i, including investigative and enterprise reporting, spot news and feature writing, photojournalism and online reporting.

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