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HAWAII - ENDEMIC

Sesbania tomentosa 

Ka'ena Point, Oahu

 

Cultivated, Waimanalo, Oahu

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Endangered shrub formerly common on coastal dunes, and rocky outcrops.  Has silvery leaves coated with dense hairs to reflect sunlight.  Morphology ranges from typically short spreading coastal form to a tall slight upland form.  Endemic to Hawaii.