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Wildflowers

'Akoko

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Native Growing Area

Scientific Name: Chamaesyce arnottiana

Common Names: 'Akoko

Description

Endemic to the Hawaiian Islands
O?ahu (Cultivated) N?hoa form

The name ?akoko comes from the Hawaiian word koko for blood. They get their name from the red, or blood-colored, seed capsules appearing as drops of blood on the plant on some varieties and species.

Duration: Perennial

Plant Family: Euphorbiaceae

Growth Habit: Shrub