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Hedonisia Hawaii Botanical Plant Inventory

Gunpowder Tree

         Name of Plant: Gunpowder Tree Type of Plant: Weed!   1) Plant History & General Information: a) Scientific & Other Names: Trema orientalis ; charcoal tree b) Region of Origin: Native from southeastern Asia through Malaysia c) General History: / 2) Plant Uses: a) As Food: This species has a high ecological impact[…]

Little Fire Ant

Since arriving in the Puna area in 1999, the Little Fire Ant or Wasmannia auropunctata has created a lot of pain in paradise. Though tiny, each ant delivers a painful sting. It is different from a mosquito bite in that the welt and sting lingers longer. And often ants will bite simultaneously making a bigger[…]

Carpenter Bees

1) Animal History & General Information Carpenter Bee entering the Hedonisia Heart Carving! a) Scientific Name: the genus Xylocopa in the subfamily Xylocopinae b) Region of Origin: Supposedly from the oriental tropical areas in the Pacific ( East Asia) c) General History: Carpenter bees are so named because they excavate galleries in wood to create nest[…]

Cane Grass

               Name of Plant: Cane Grass Type of Plant: Weed!   1) Plant History & General Information: a) Scientific & Other Names: / b) Region of Origin: / c) General History: / 2) Plant Uses: a) As Food: Animals like it like goats, horses and sheep. b)[…]

Albizia Trees

    Name of Plant: Albizia Trees Type of Plant: Weed! 1) Plant History & General Information: a) Scientific & Other Names: Albizia lebbeck; Silktree b) Region of Origin: African Savannah Tree c) General History: Albizia lebbeck is widely spread in the world, and its tree has large leaves and fragrant cluster of green-yellow flowers and[…]

Water Hyacinth

1) Plant History & General Information: a) Scientific & Other Names: Eichhoria crassipes b) Region of Origin: Native to South America but has naturalized much of the Southern U.S. c) General Information: Water hyacinth is a free-floating perennial plant that can grow to a height of 3 feet. The dark green leave blades[…]

Walking Iris

1) General Information: a) Scientific Name and Nicknames: Neomarica, Apostle’s Irisor Apostle Plant) b) Region of Origin: Mexico, Central and South America, and Trinidad & Tobago c) Type: Ornamental d) General History: The genus name (Neomarica) is derived from the Greek words neo, meaning “new”, and Marica, the Roman nymph. They are herbaceous perennial plants that propagate by way of a thick rhizome and new plantlets[…]

Variegated Ginger

1) General Information: Location on Property: Toothbrush zone & Back of Jungle Cottage, Garden D , Garden H Scientific Name: Alpinia zerumbet Region of Origin: Native to eastern Asia Type:  Useful & Ornamental  General History: Shell-flower is in the ginger family and is native tropical China, Japan, India, Indo-China, Cambodia, Thailand Vietnam, and Malaysia. It is widely[…]

Royal Palm

1) Royal Palm Tree History & General Information: a) Scientific Name: b) Region of Origin: c) General History: Pending d) Plant Uses:  e) As Food: NA f) As Medicine: 3) Growing Instructions a) Growing: To allow for vigorous root growth, soils should be fertile and loose but not allowed to dry out. Mulch[…]

Queen Emma Lily

1) General Information: a) Scientific Name & Nicknames: Crinum augustum, Giant Spider Lily b) Region of Origin: Native to Africa c) Type: Beautiful d) General History: This cultivar is named for Queen Emma, known for her humanitarian efforts and wife of Kamehameha IV. The leaves are dark maroon and can reach 18 to 36[…]