DISTRIBUTION STATUS

Native: Organisms that naturally occur in Hawai‘i having been brought here by wind, ocean currents, or carried by animals.

Endemic: Organisms native to Hawai‘i and not found naturally anywhere else in the world.

Indigenous: Organisms native to Hawai‘i and can be found naturally in other areas.

Introduced: Non-native organisms that were deliberately or accidentally brought to Hawai‘i by humans.

Invasive: A species that is non-native or introduced to an ecosystem that becomes established, spreads, and is likely to cause damage to biodiversity, agricultural production, or human health. Invasive species can compete with and displace native plants and animals, alter ecosystem functions and cycles significantly, hybridize with native species, and promote other invaders.


 

‘Ae‘ae – Common Name
Bacopa monnieri
Indigenous

‘Ahu‘awa – Common Name
Cyperus javanicus
Indigenous

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‘Ākia – Common Name
Wikstroemia uva-ursi
Endemic

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‘Ākulikuli – Common Name
Sesuvium portulacastrum
Indigenous

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‘Āweoweo – English Name
Chenopodium oahuense
Endemic

Makaloa – Common Name
Cyperus laevigatus
Indigenous

Nena – Common Name
Heliotropium curassavicum
Indigenous

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‘Ōhai – Common Name
Sesbania tomentosa
Endemic

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Pōhinahina – Common Name
Vitex rotundifolia
Indigenous

Pōhuehue – Beach Morning Glory
Ipomoea pes-caprae
Indigenous