Hawaiian Name(s): kolokolo kuahiwi, kolekole lehua, kolokolo lehua, lehua makanoe (L. daphnoides), puahekili (L. hillebrandii)

Scientific Name: Lysimachia (2 species)

Vernacular Name: none

Family: Primulaceae

Status: endemic

Authority: L. daphnoides (A.Gray) Hillebr., L. hillebrandii Hook.f. ex A.Gray

Description: Small spreading or erect shrubs with purplish or pinkish flowers.

Habitat L. daphnoides in specific bogs on Kaua‘i and L hillebrandii in open sites within mesic to wet forest on Maui, O‘ahu, Kaua‘i, Lāni‘i, and Moloka‘i (Wagner et al. 1990:1080–1082).


Non Medicinal Uses: Flowers used in lei (McDonald 1989:67)

Specific gravity of wood: unknown

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Propagation Information: Hawaiian Native Plant Propagation Database (L. daphnoides); Hawaiian Native Plant Propagation Database (L. hillebrandii).
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