Despite the very dry spring, I am now in full flower! This year, I am joined in flowering by a few of my keiki stems that have been growing vigorously since last year when the forest canopy fell on me -I mean- opened up quite a bit…
1 week before flower bloom
Current image from live camera showing bloom
Unfortunately, like many other rare Hawaiian lobelioids, I rely on also rare native forest birds to pollinate my flowers… Because of it, we really appreciate the conservation efforts to help when there are no birds around!
This year I have bloomed 15 days earlier than last year. Have you noticed any changes in other plants you know between this and past years?