ALONG TRAILS, IN PARKS
Plants shown on this page were photographed along various trails and in parks (except for the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which has its own page).
'Aiea Loop Trail (3 photos)
Ala Moana Regional Park (4 photos)
Diamond Head State Monument Trail (6 photos)
Kaena Point Natural Area Reserve (9 photos)
Kaloko Konokohau National Historical Park (3 photos)
Makapu'u Point Lighthouse Trail (12 photos)
Plus 15 more photos at other parks and trails.
'AIEA LOOP TRAIL, Oahu
This trail is part of the Keaiwa Heiau State Recreation Area.
|Root network on trail - watch your step!|
|Eucalyptus twisted bark|
ALA MOANA REGIONAL PARK, Waikiki
This park is in front of the Ala Moana Shopping Center and has a large beach and a pond.
|Huge banyan tree|
|Exceptional significance tree|
|Baobab-like tree near Ala Wai harbor|
|Coconut rhinoceros beetle trap|
DIAMOND HEAD STATE MONUMENT TRAIL, Oahu
This trail is close to Honolulu and relatively easy to do.
|Hala is indigenous to Hawaii|
|Weed spread awareness|
|Pink hibiscus tree|
|Kou tree information|
KAENA POINT NATURAL AREA RESERVE, Oahu
Kaena Point is the westernmost part of Oahu Island.
Photos shown here are both from within the reserve and the access roads from the north shore and the west side. This area is an arid landscape with volcanic rock soils or sand dunes. The point is also home to a Laysan Albatross colony.
The reserve is also enclosed by an anti-predator high fence, built in 2011 to keep away rats and mongoose from eating seabird eggs and chicks.
|Dry aloe flower stems, north shore|
|Aloe flower stems|
|Creeping in the sand|
|Ilima, sida fallax|
|Sesbiana tomentosa, ohai|
|Ohai red flower|
|Wind-swept grass on the west side|
Located on the west coast near Kailua-Kona, this park is located on arid lava rock land, but thanks to rich sea life the area had been settled for hundreds of years.
|Hopbush - dodonaea|
|Very large tree stump|
This is a gently sloping paved trail on the east shore not far from Honolulu. The cliff side is highly exposed to the winds, as can be seen from the shrunk trees below.
Ascending winds there are also good for watching Great Frigatebirds soaring, or paragliders.
Inland, there are several species of succulents growing, showing how dry that area can be.
|Bean-family tree seed pods|
|Stunted, shrunk wind-swept trees|
|Small cactus plants|
|Knotty tree on rock|
|Not as close to water as it appears|
|Shrub with grape-like fruits|
|White fragrant pompons|
|Tennis racket-like cactus|
|Double fringed red hibiscus near trail|
|Grasses along Pillbox Trail, Lanikai|
KA'AU CRATER LOOP TRAIL, OAHU
|Thick bamboo forest|
|Rooting in concrete|
|Old Pali Road vanishing|
|Kudzu-invaded tree, Big Island|
These photos were taken a few years ago on the Waihee Trail in Kaneohe, Oahu, but that trail is now closed since it is on government property.
|Fragrant shrub at Pololu Valley|
Lookout, Big Island
|Trunk base, Maunawili Falls Trail|
|Tree with green fruit,|
Haleiwa Ali'i Beach Park, Oahu
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