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‘Ōhi‘a in bloom

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‘Ōhi‘a trees are one of very few native plants that dominate the forests of Hawai‘i. They are currently threatened by a fungal disease which is quickly spreading across the island, Rapid ‘Ōhi‘a Death. This picture shows an ‘Ōhi‘a tree covered in bright red lehua flowers in the Kahuka unit of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park. 


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