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PlantFiles: Alaweo
Chenopodium oahuense

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Family: Amaranthaceae
Genus: Chenopodium (ken-oh-POH-dee-um) (Info)
Species: oahuense

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Category:
Vegetables
Herbs
Shrubs

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

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Bloom Color:
Green

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Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral saya On Mar 6, 2005, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

Chenopodium oahuense, 'aheahea Hawaiian endemic, the woody stem and tree-like habit that is unusual for the family. The flowers are tiny and greenish, and have a mealy, glandular surface.

I've found a poem about Äheahea or ‘Äweoweo:
"...Multi-Climate Shrub
'Äheahea
Endemic
Shrub found in many different climates
Grows to about the height of an average teenager
Wood used for shark hooks
Leaves cooked and eaten like spinach
Who lives on the white capped summit of Mauna Kea
Scattered on the lowlands of the main islands
Isolated on the far northwest islands of Lisianski and Laysan.
Goosefoot
Chenopodium Oahuense.." (Source: Kamehameha Middle School, Honolulu)




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