Silverswords habitat is at an elevation of 7000 - 10,000 ft in soil composed of volcanic cinders and live between 3 and 90 years as a low, round bush. At the end of their life, they send up a flowering stalk that can grow over 6 feet tall within a few weeks and produce up to 600 flower heads. They only flower once and die soon afterward, scattering drying seeds to the wind.
|Photo Location:||Kula, Hawaii, United States of America|
|Copyright:||© Jennifer Smith|