Coastal Desert & Beach Plants - maui-mike
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Kanaha Beach, north Maui. This photograph shows several of the species of trees, sprawling bushes, vines, and grass that help stabilize so many of Maui's sandy beaches: the tallest trees are Iron Wood (Casuarina equisetifolia), Kiawe or Mesquite (Prosopis pallida), and Candlenut or Kukui (Aleurites mollucana). The light-green bushes near the center of the photograph are Tree Heliotrope (Tournefortia argentea).

kanaha beachplant life of Kanaha beachdune stabilizationdune stabilisationironwoodCasuarina equisetifoliaCasuarinaceae