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n. - Low-growing plant found only in volcanic craters on Hawaii having rosettes of narrow pointed gray-green leaves and clusters of profuse red-purple flowers on a tall stem.

Usage examples (10)
  • She was thinking of how sad life was for the silversword and, then, of course how ridiculous that notion was.
  • On the highest peaks, cold and dry conditions create alpine deserts inhabited by silversword (Agryroxiphium sandwicense), Dubautia spp., and other alpine-adapted plants,...
  • And the Haleakala silversword, a bizarre long-leafed plant that blooms with hundreds of magenta flowers once every 50 years, is on the ropes: an ant that sneaked in from...
  • Turns out, silversword is a plant that has been threatened since for more
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