‘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 →

Naupaka Beach Naupaka Scaevola taccada General Information Naupaka is a ubiquitous native shrub along Hawai’i coastlines that in the Northwestern Hawaii Islands will form dense stands in places. In other places, there are less dense or pockets of naupaka with small clearings. It has large, rubbery bright green leaves andRead More →

Lepturus repens General Information Lepturus is native sedge to Kure. Lepturus cotyledons are long and relatively broad compared to the first true leaves, with a consistent width over most of the length of the blade, then tapering abruptly to a point.  The blades have fine but distinct striations. Kure BackgroundRead More →