Amy Greenwell Garden Ethnobotanical Guide to Native Hawaiian Plants & Polynesian-Introducted Plants

Native Hawaiian plants make up a unique flora because of the extreme isolation of the Hawaiian Islands. Over the course of generations, the Hawaiian people learned how to use the native flora to meet their needs. Along with the crops that the settlers introduced from the South Pacific, native plants became the basic for Hawaiian society and economy. In addition to describing the plants and their habitats, this guide relates the significance that native and Polynesian-introduced plants had to traditional Hawaiian culture, and tells how these plants are still used today.

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Bishop Museum Press
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Noa Kekuewa Lincoln
With contributions by Peter Van Dyke, Brian Kiyabu, Clyde Imada, George Staples, & Manuel Rego
ISBN: 978-1-58178-095-6
Price: $12.95
Date of Publication: 2009
Size: 6 x 9
Pages: 144
Binding: paper