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Kaloko-Honokau National Historic Park

Detailed Description

Most of the species here are unfortuantely non-native flora, but the plants flourish on the back-beach sand that cover relatively young lava flows. Thorny mesquite (Prosopis, various species) was introduced to provide cattle with food and shade, but is now a problematic invasive throughout Hawaii (USDA, 2010).


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