Beach Naupaka

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This native plant (scientific name Scaevola sericea) has curious half flowers, with five downward-facing petals. And it’s popular with ants, at least by my observation.

It does well along the coast because it’s salt tolerant and is often planted for erosion control and reclamation projects.

For more information about this and other Hawaiian flowers, go to wildlifeofhawaii.com/flowers/.

 

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