{ 14. } Hinahina Kahakai Pua
(hee-na-hee-na ka-ha-kai poo-a)
An indigenous low, mat-forming succulent-like plant occurring on rocky, sandy coastal areas except on Lanai and Kahoolawe. Its hairy, silvery leaves cluster at the top of the branch to form small rosettes. The fragrant flowers of the Hinahina range from white to a pale purple with a
yellow “eye.” It’s used medicinally to treat weakness of body, lung troubles, dry throat and asthma.
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