‘ōhelo cluster

‘ōhelo cluster...

Detailed Description

The ‘ōhelo is a small native shrub in the cranberry family; it has many branches with many small, rounded, toothed leaves, and bears round, red or yellow berries, which are edible raw or cooked for sauce. Formerly sacred to Pele, to whom offereings were made by throwing fruiting branches into the fiery pit at Kīlauea. Wind-dried leaves are still used for tea.


Image Dimensions: 800 x 500

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