Chenopodium murale, a non-native plant, is named for the shape of the leaf, which apparently resembles the shape of the foot of a goose. It also resembles Verbesina but the leaf margins have less regular dentition (teeth) and lack the fine hairs found on the upper surface of Verbesina. TheRead More →

Fur-leaved Celery Ciclospermum is a non-native plant that generally resembles celery, with long stalks crowned by heavily branched opposite leaves. It is found mostly in camp and nearby RAs and in the west turnaround. It is somewhat seasonal, usually occurring between October and May. Ciclospermum cotyledons are linear to lanceolate,Read More →

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.Read More →

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 abundantRead More →

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 shapedRead More →