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Top 10 Facts About the ‘Flower of Patience’

Flower of Patience

Top 10 Facts About the ‘Flower of Patience’ – The extraordinary “Flower of Patience,” is a botanical wonder that blooms with remarkable infrequency. This remarkable flower defies the conventions of nature by opening its petals only once every seven years and lasts for seven days only.

1. Mauna Kea silversword (Argyroxiphium sandwicense) belongs to the family Asteraceae.

2.”Flower of Patience,” blooming once every seven years for seven days

3. This is a single-stemmed woody herb with leaves arranged in a rosette formation surrounded by hairs.

4. This is a rare type of plant species and came under the endangered list in the year of 1986.

5. Conservation efforts are crucial to protect this unique species and its delicate habitat from various threats.

6.It is endemic to Hawaii and found at elevations above 2,100 meters (7,000 feet) on Mauna Kea.

7.The silversword is adapted to the harsh conditions of high-altitude volcanic slopes.

8. After flowering, the plant produces numerous seeds before dying.

9. In Hawaiian culture, the silversword (known as ʻāhinahina) is revered and considered a symbol of resilience and adaptation to extreme environments.

10. Mostly found on the slopes of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii.

 

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