Bluegrass Poa annua is a seasonal plant usually first occurring in October or November and persisting into the spring. It tends to mature somewhat more slowly than other non-native grasses but more quickly, and at smaller sizes, then Polypogon. In its earliest stages Poa annua develops long narrow ascending blades
Dwarf Eragrostis Eragrostis paupera General Information Eragrostis paupera, a native grass, is truly a dwarf. It can produce seed as little more than a sprout. Large plants are seldom more than a few inches tall or wide. Young sprouts of E. paupera are characterized by opposite curled leaves, with early
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.
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 readily
‘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 almost