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 bladesRead More →

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 →