Beach Heliotrope Heliotropium foertherianum General Information Beach Heliotrope is an introduced tree widely distributed throughout the Pacific and has been documented in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands since the 1960s. As observed over the years on Kure Atoll, heliotrope demonstrates strong colonizing qualities, especially after a significant storm and tsunami event.
Kaunaʻoa Pehu Cassytha filiformis General Information C. filiformis is a native parasitic vine, called Kaunaʻoa Pehu, that was first observed on the northern tip of Kure’s Green Island in 2001. The north point of Green Island is a low area where storms can push debris and seeds inland. C. filiformis
Anagallis is a diminutive non-native plant with colorful scarlet flowers. The leaf shape and growth form are distinctive and make Anagallis relatively easy to identify. Old plants branch and spread almost as vines. It is found in camp, east turnaround, and west turnaround and is somewhat seasonal, being more abundant
Amaranthus viridis is one of two non-native Amaranthus species traditionally found on Kure. A. spinosus is either gone or is very rare. A. viridis is one of the few broad leafed non-native shrubs that does not have dentate (toothed) margins (leaf edges). The leaves are somewhat triangulate to diamond shaped