Nohu Tribulus cistoidies Puncture Vine General Information Tribulus cistoidies is a native plant to Kure, called nohu, and is abundant in open areas. Its leaf pattern and yellow flowers are unmistakable. The cotyledons (sprouting leafs) are large and blunt-ended, giving them an almost rectangular shape with an obvious central nerve.Read More →

ʻAlena Boerhavia repens General Information Boerhavia repens is a native plant called ʻalena.  It is a creeping vine easy to distinguish from other plants on Kure. One of the few instances ʻalena is mistaken for another plant is when it is confused with Flaveria trinervia.  The branching nerve pattern on Boerhavia readilyRead More →

‘Anunu Sicyos maximowiczii General Information ʻAnunu is an annual vine in the Gourd Family (Cucurbitaceae) which includes cucumbers, watermelons, and pumpkins. The leaves are large, roughly elliptic, and the stem is stout. No other plant on Kure produces cotyledons at nearly this size.  The first true leaf is sometimes almostRead More →