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Weeds & Pests

Stink Maile

Name of Plant: Stink Maile Type of Plant: Weed! 1) Plant History & General Information: a) Scientific & Other Names: Paederia foetida; Stinkvine, Stink Vine, Skunkvine, Skunk Vine, Maile Pilau; b) Region of Origin: Native to East Asia c) General History: / 2) Plant Uses: a) As Food:  This is the main larval food plant for[…]

Sacropia

Name of Plant: Sacropia 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: b) As Medicine: c) Other Uses: 3) Growing Instructions a) Growing: b) Best time to Harvest: c) Sunlight Requirements: d)[…]

Miconia

Name of Plant: Miconia Type of Plant: Weed!   1) Plant History & General Information: a) Scientific & Other Names: Miconia calvescens b) Region of Origin: Native to South and Central America c) General History: Originally introduced in the 1930’s to Tahiti, by the 80’s Miconia had replaced over 70% of the native forest of[…]

Purple Passion Plant

Name of Plant: Purple Passion Plant Type of Plant: Decorative! More Information Coming Soon! 1) Plant History & General Information: a) Scientific & Other Names: Gynura Aurantiaca Purple Passion Plant in Hawaii b) Region of Origin: Java c) General History: Native to Java, the Velvet plant (also Purple Velvet plant, Purple Passion) is a woody-based[…]

Koster’s Curse

Name of Plant: Koster’s Curse Type of Plant: Weed! 1) Plant History & General Information: a) Scientific & Other Names: Clidemia hirta b) Region of Origin: Originally from the American Neotropics (Mexico to Paraguay as well as the Caribbean), it has been introduced to Australia, Southern Asia and East Africa. It was introduced to Hawaiʻi in the 1940s; by 1978 it had spread to[…]

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[…]